Japan launches ‘space junk’ collector to clear tonnes of clutter

Japan’s space agency, JAXA has successfully launched a spacecraft for the International Space Station, carrying a large magnetic space junk collector to divert the space junk toward Earth’s atmosphere. JAXA designed the ‘space junk’ collector with the help of a fishnet company.

According to an estimate more than 100 million pieces of hazardous junk orbit in space from about 50 years of human space exploration, posing an increasing threat to future space exploration.
Source – The Hindu

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