Tiny Astroscale satellite to test space debris cleaning technology using magnets

Astroscale has just launched its first commercial space debris a cleanup mission designed to locate and retrieve used satellites and other debris from Earth’s orbit.

The mission of the Japanese company End-of-Life Services by Astroscale-demonstration (ELSA-d) started from the Russian Baikonur cosmodrome in Kazakhstan on March 22. It was one of 38 payloads that were delivered into space by a Soyuz rocket. belonging first commercial ride sharing mission for the Russian company GK Launch Services.

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