Space debris

Space junk: Harpoon tested to clean up space
New footage from a space mission shows the latest idea to collect space junk.

What is space debris and why is it a problem?

Libby Jackson from the UK Space Agency explains the problem of space debris.
Space junk is a problem that space agencies all over the world are now taking seriously. Libby Jackson from the UK Space Agency explains why space debris poses a serious hazard to satellites in orbit as well as the International Space Station.

(Image: Artist's interpretation of space trash objects circling planet Earth. Credit: Getty Images)
RemoveDebris: UK satellite tracks 'space junk'
The British-led mission to test techniques to clear up space junk initiates its second experiment.