Japan Launches Space Junk Collector

Japan to collect space junk

Now here is something that I found interesting. Last week, Japan launched a cargo ship to for the International Space Station, which is carrying a ‘space junk’ collector that was made with the help of a fishnet company.

The vessel, dubbed “Kounotori” (stork in Japanese), blasted off from the southern island of Tanegashima attached to an H-IIB rocket. Scientists at the Japan Aerospace Exploration Agency (JAXA) are experimenting with a tether that pulls junk out of orbit around Earth, clearing up tons of space junk such as equipment from old satellites and pieces of rocket.

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