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Space debris removal: A wheelie bin will do that – Commentary Box Sports

It’s slightly smaller than a trash can and has roughly the same purpose: to collect waste, but in space. The device is called Elsa-d, and it will depart

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It’s slightly smaller than a trash can and has roughly the same purpose: to collect waste, but in space. The device is called Elsa-d, and it will depart from the Russian Baikonur launch site next week. Elsa-d was built by Astroscale, a trading company headquartered in Tokyo with offices in several countries, including Great Britain. Astroscale was founded seven years ago and provides governments and (telecom) companies with cleaning debris from their space activities (see box).
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