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A Singapore-based company that aims to sweep junk from space has expanded to Tokyo and has handed its biggest broom to 32-year-old female President Miki Ito.

Japanese entrepreneur Nobu Okada founded Astroscale in 2013 to tackle the growing problem of orbiting space debris — man-made scraps ranging in size from disused satellites to tiny metal fragments that have turned Earth’s orbit into a deadly minefield.

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