Japan Prepares to Launch Giant Net into Orbit to Sweep up Space Debris

January 16, 2014 by  
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In late February, the Japan Aerospace Exploration Agency (JAXA) is teaming up with a fishing equipment company to test out an unusual approach to fighting space junk: a satellite equipped with a 300-meter magnetic net that will sweep up the man-made debris hovering in low-Earth orbit. Read the rest of Japan Prepares to Launch Giant Net into Orbit to Sweep up Space Debris Permalink | Add to del.icio.us | digg Post tags: experimental technologies , Fishing Net , Japan Aerospace Exploration Agency , japanese policy , japanese space program , JAXA , near-earth orbit , orbital debris , space debris , space fishing net , space junk        

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Japan Prepares to Launch Giant Net into Orbit to Sweep up Space Debris

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