This Satellite Might Be The Solution To Space Junk

There is an estimated 7,000 tons of junk orbiting the Earth. The Surray Space Center wants to clean it up, so they designed a satellite called RemoveDebris. It will test cheap methods of picking up litter in space. The satellite will go up into space and deploy artificial space junk. It can use nets or harpoons to capture the junk. Finally, the satellite will enter Earth's atmosphere and while it's dragged down the junk will burn up. Where does space debris come from? Debris comes from old bits of rocket, disused satellites, or debris from collusions. Space debris is a major threat to space assets. The Internet, GPS, and weather tracking all use satellites and RemoveDebris could keep them same from junk.

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