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Astroscale space debris removal demo set for launch – BBC News

A mission will shortly launch to showcase commercial technology needed to clean up low-Earth orbit.

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A mission will launch to space this weekend that aims to demonstrate commercial technology to remove orbital debris, such as a defunct satellite.
The showcase is being staged by the Astroscale company and will be run from an operations centre in the UK.
With more and more satellites being launched every year, there is now an imperative to try to keep orbits above the Earth…

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