Japan takes the lead in cleaning up orbiting space junk

As many as 900,000 hazardous pieces of space junk are presently circling around the Earth.

Japanese companies are testing innovative solutions to eradicate the threat.

  • Julian Ryall
  • Deutsche Welle

Fragments of man-made debris are currently orbiting the Earth at speeds of up to 8 kilometers (5 miles) per second, posing a serious hazard to satellites and even manned spacecraft, such…

And, with more nations launching satellites and some looking to explore further into outer space, the amount of junk in circulation is only going to increase.

At least four Japanese companies see that as a…

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