Space cleaner: another step towards clearing the Earth's orbit of debris (photo)

By Jurassic JennMay 7, 2024 14:01 PMScience
Share:
Space cleaner
Space cleaner. Source: www.dw.com

On Friday, April 26, the private Japanese company Astroscale captured a huge piece of space debris. Astroscale develops satellite decommissioning and active debris removal services to reduce the dangerous accumulation of debris in space.

This was reported by SSPDaily.

"The image was acquired by Astroscale-Japan's commercial space debris research demonstration satellite Active Debris Removal (ADRAS-J) from a distance of several hundred meters from the space debris. The unprecedented image marks a crucial step toward understanding and solving space debris problems, contributing to progress toward a safer and more sustainable space environment," the statement said.

The object in the photo, which is drifting in space, turned out to be the first stage of the Japanese H-2A rocket. This rocket launched the GOSAT satellite into orbit in 2009, leaving behind a piece of space debris 11 meters long and weighing about 3 tons.

The ADRAS-J satellite weighing 150 kilograms was launched into Earth orbit on February 18, 2024. The main task of the probe is to safely approach the object and study it. After the ADRAS-J mission receives additional images of space debris, the company will develop a program to remove it. According to preliminary plans, the satellite with a robotic "arm" will pull the debris out of orbit to burn in the Earth's atmosphere.

Top Articles
What is the meaning of a fly in the house?

The spiritual meaning of flies in the house. Symbolism of insects

Jun 23, 2024 11:02 AM
Deer - symbolic meaning

The meaning of the deer. The spiritual meaning of the meeting and symbolism

Jun 23, 2024 10:23 AM

What is the meaning of a bird flying into the house? Spiritual meaning and symbolism

Jun 20, 2024 10:27 AM

The spiritual meaning of birdsong at night: its symbolism and message

Jun 20, 2024 09:52 AM
More News
Butterflies Social Media Platform Revolutionizes AI Character Interactions

Butterflies Social Media Platform Revolutionizes AI Character Interactions

Jun 25, 2024 13:37 PM
What smells do dogs dislike

What smells do dogs dislike: what to avoid

Jun 25, 2024 13:12 PM

Three zodiac signs should anticipate major changes in their career paths

Jun 25, 2024 12:55 PM

Why you shouldn't carry or keep money in your pocket: an explanation of the sign

Jun 25, 2024 12:38 PM
I moved in with Tinder match after four weeks — people said it wouldn’t last

I moved in with Tinder match after four weeks — people said it wouldn’t last

Jun 25, 2024 12:02 PM
Three zodiac signs will feel playful and spontaneous: horoscope for June 25

Three zodiac signs will feel playful and spontaneous: horoscope for June 25

Jun 25, 2024 11:39 AM
Plane passenger who took 2-hour nap stunned to find out where he ended up

Plane passenger who took 2-hour nap stunned to find out where he ended up: ‘I would cry’

Jun 25, 2024 11:37 AM
Three zodiac signs are poised for life-altering encounters in the upcoming weeks

Three zodiac signs are poised for life-altering encounters in the upcoming weeks

Jun 25, 2024 11:08 AM
Nurse praised for how she handled someone’s unruly child on flight

Nurse praised for how she handled someone’s unruly child on flight: ‘Absolutely in the right’

Jun 25, 2024 11:04 AM

Three zodiac signs will seek out new knowledge: horoscope for June 25

Jun 25, 2024 10:41 AM

New York man retrieves soaked cash stash using magnet fishing

Jun 25, 2024 10:37 AM
Three zodiac signs will focus on emotional depth: horoscope for June 25

Three zodiac signs will focus on emotional depth: horoscope for June 25

Jun 25, 2024 10:12 AM
Astronomers find black holes created in mergers carry information about their ancestors

Astronomers find black holes created in mergers carry information about their ancestors

Jun 25, 2024 10:05 AM
Three zodiac signs will overflow with creativity and intuitive ideas: horoscope for June 25

Three zodiac signs will overflow with creativity and intuitive ideas: horoscope for June 25

Jun 25, 2024 09:44 AM
Black hole

A supermassive black hole seems to be waking up in the not-too-distant universe

Jun 25, 2024 09:36 AM

Three zodiac signs should be careful of stress-related issues this week

Jun 25, 2024 09:15 AM

Shepherd's graffiti sheds new light on Acropolis lost temple mystery

Jun 25, 2024 09:08 AM
Three zodiac signs may form deep connections with friends this week

Three zodiac signs may form deep connections with friends this week

Jun 25, 2024 08:45 AM
Researchers discover the world's oldest wine in Rome

Researchers discover the world's oldest wine in Rome

Jun 25, 2024 08:30 AM
Three zodiac signs may focus on emotional well-being this week

Three zodiac signs may focus on emotional well-being this week

Jun 25, 2024 08:25 AM
Easy egg poaching

Easy egg poaching: tips

Jun 25, 2024 08:05 AM
Three zodiac signs might find their happiness during the week

Three zodiac signs might find their happiness during the week

Jun 25, 2024 07:53 AM

How to improve daffodil flowering: caring for flowers at the end of February and the beginning of March

Jun 25, 2024 07:32 AM

4 types of repellent plants that effectively repel insects

Jun 25, 2024 07:03 AM
What color is this dress?

What color is this dress?

Jun 24, 2024 21:39 PM
US Olympic trials

American Sha'Carri Richardson wins women's 100m at US Olympic trials

Jun 24, 2024 21:03 PM