Switzerland to Build Janitor Satellites to Clean Up Space Junk

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    Space
    junk is everywhere
    , and it’s high time that someone takes charge to
    clean it up. And Switzerland is that someone: the country is building
    CleanSpace One, the first in a family of “janitor” satellites
    to clean up space.

    To be launched as soon as three to five years from now, CleanSpace
    One will rendezvous with one of two defunct objects in orbit, either
    the Swisscube picosatellite, or its cousin TIsat, both 1,000 cubic centimeters
    (61 cubic inches) in size. When the janitor satellite reaches its target,
    it will extend a grappling arm, grab it and then plunge into Earth’s
    atmosphere, burning up itself and the space junk during re-entry.

    Think of it as the WALL-E of satellites (why it kind of looks like it,
    too): Link

    Continued here:
    Switzerland to Build Janitor Satellites to Clean Up Space Junk

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