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Space cargo ship experiment to clean up debris hits snag

National Jan 31, 2017

Space cargo ship experiment to clean up debris hits snag

An unmanned cargo ship released from the International Space Station last week has failed to extend a cable needed to test technology to remove debris from orbit, the Japan Aerospace Exploration Agency said. The Kounotori6 cargo transporter, which was released from the ISS early Saturday, ...

Japanese space agency to trial electric cable for space junk removal

National Jun 30, 2016

Japanese space agency to trial electric cable for space junk removal

The space agency is planning an experiment to remove simulated space junk as part of efforts to develop a simple and inexpensive disposal system for objects that might puncture the International Space Station or destroy satellites. The Japan Aerospace Exploration Agency said scientists will try ...