Singapore has developed a satellite-scavenger

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Singapore has developed a satellite-scavenger

Singapore startup Astroscale based Japanese engineers, introduced their version of space garbage, which will help to cope with the growing amount of debris and failed spacecraft in orbit, the Asian Review.

Within the test mission, the developers Astroscale plan to send into orbit two satellites that will do the cleaning. The principle of operation of the apparatus is simple: going into orbit, they will begin to identify the location of waste items, then will reach out to them and draw them to himself. After collecting enough debris, vehicles, cleaners will include them together in the Earth's atmosphere and burn it with the trash. To collect garbage they are going to take from six months to a year.

Over the past 30 years, the number of space debris increased significantly, so the problem of cleaning becomes a hotter issue. Experts from different countries are working on a solution, offering their own versions. So, «Roskosmos» recently the station tracking space debris, which will help to determine the location and space Agency the Innovative Advanced Concepts program, which will sponsor an interesting and promising projects related to the cleanup of the orbit from debris. Attempts to clean the space and the Japanese, but their apparatus is not coped with the task.

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