Switzerland to Launch ‘Janitor’ Satellite to Collect Pieces of Space Junk

Switzerland to Launch ‘Janitor’ Satellite to Collect Pieces of Space Junk

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space janitor cleans up orbitSpace junk is an ongoing problem for the world’s space administrations as decades worth of satellite launches and space missions have filled the Earth’s orbit with trash such as fuel tanks, lost tools and parts of derelict satellites.

In order to combat this growing hazard and to avoid potentially devastating collisions, the Swiss Space Center has announced CleanSpace One, a project to develop and build the first installment of satellites designed specifically to clean up space debris.

(READ the full story from Inhabitat)

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