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RemoveDebris and its journey to remove Space Junk

RemoveDebris, the first spacecraft sent by the International Space Station is sent on a spearhead mission of clearing the space Junk. It is a hundred-kilogram debris removal spacecraft sent using Canadarm2, a robotic arm. It is used for repairing and catching cargo ships. The next two months would be used up switching all the subsystems…
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New Spacecraft to Clean Space Junk Goes through Tests

Humans have not only polluted the planet, but now they have started covering newer places. Space is the recent example of the same. Recent last months were full of news that related to space junk and waste. The satellites keep on orbiting in the space, and when they lose their connection or communication with Earth-based…
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Space Junk Removal Could Come to Life with Station Cargo Launching

The European engineers who developed the small satellite that deters the spacecraft’s arrival and departure to the space station aboard the SpaceX supply mission had been geared up for a first-ever experimentation to test the ways to capture the space junks and then get them back down to Earth. This mission is called RemoveDebris. Being…
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First Space Junk Removal Experiment Reaches International Space Station

Recently, SpaceX launched the Dragon spacecraft and aboard it is the first junk space removal experiment. Dubbed RemoveDEBRIS, scientists from the University of Surrey Space Center in the U.K. created the space junk collector to run a series of experiment in the coming months. RemoveDEBRIS’s task is to capture and destroy some of the space…
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Prototype Satellite Launched to Clean up Space Junk

On the whole, space is empty. However, the space around the Earth is full of satellites, debris and junk from many rocket launch over the past few years. For that reason, launching satellites in the future would be greatly affected. Any one of them could be taken out by a piece of junk in space.…
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