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Warpy

(111,837 posts)
Mon Mar 22, 2021, 05:05 PM Mar 2021

Space debris removal demonstration launches

A Soyuz rocket has launched from the Baikonur cosmodrome in Kazakhstan to put 38 different satellites in orbit.

Among the payloads was a 500kg Earth imager developed by the South Korean space agency; and a pair of spacecraft from the Tokyo-headquartered Astroscale company which will give a demonstration of how to clean up orbital debris.

Astroscale's showcase will be run from an operations centre in the UK.

With the space environment becoming increasingly cluttered, there is heightened awareness that something needs to be done to sweep away spaceflight's legacy of discarded hardware.

https://www.bbc.com/news/science-environment-56482726

I'm glad somebody is doing this.

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Space debris removal demonstration launches (Original Post) Warpy Mar 2021 OP
First, we trash our lands and seas. Now we're trashing the cosmos as well. Firestorm49 Mar 2021 #1
It would have been nice to have been a part of this Warpy Mar 2021 #2

Firestorm49

(4,074 posts)
1. First, we trash our lands and seas. Now we're trashing the cosmos as well.
Mon Mar 22, 2021, 05:16 PM
Mar 2021

As a “civilized” society, we still have a lot to learn.

Warpy

(111,837 posts)
2. It would have been nice to have been a part of this
Mon Mar 22, 2021, 05:19 PM
Mar 2021

but we rarely clean up after ourselves. USA! USA!

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