Saturday, March 31, 2012

'CleanSpace One'

CleanSpace One is a robotic spacecraft capable of sweeping debris in space, expected to be launched in 2016. This is a project developed by both the Space Centre and the Federal Institute of Technology in Switzerland (EPFL). 

The new satellite will have sensors and cameras, in order to detect the target, and robotic arms that will be able to embrace any space junk. It will move at around 28.000 miles an hour. This project will solve the big issue of space debris around our planet, reducing the frequency of crashes in space. 

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