Astroscale- Japan business created the space-cleaner.

where it would burn to dust due to friction with the Earth's atmosphere
where it would burn to dust due to friction with the Earth’s atmosphere
Astroscale
Astroscale space-sweeper

This space-sweeper was built by the Japanese company Astroscale. It’s meant to pull garbage from the upper atmosphere and burn it up in friction with the atmosphere on its way to the Earth’s surface.

A Japanese firm named Astroscale has developed a space-sweeperβ€”a spacecraft designed to draw space trash down, where it would burn to dust due to friction with the Earth’s atmosphere.

Thousands more satellites will be launched in the near future for a variety of reasons. Elon Musk’s Starlink satellite internet service firm alone intends to launch 48,000 satellites. All of these Earth-orbiting satellites will meet (and eventually contribute to) one major issue: space debris. According to NASA, the US space agency, there are at least 27,000 documented pieces of space debris out there, some as small as paint chips yet dangerous because they move at such high speeds.

Last week, Astroscale successfully completed its first test. However, when we litter, we need a vacuum cleaner to pick it up.

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