Watch how a gopon successfully copied a piece of space rubbish
This is the third in a series of successful space junk cleaning tests from the RemoveDEBRIS spacecraft. a team at the University of Surrey has still made the most demanding experiment. He fired at a 20 meter-per-second gun on a separate satellite panel that held the end of a boom. As you can see in the video above, the spear has succeeded in capturing the element. Last year, the team shot a giant satellite network to capture it, and tested a system based on a lizard and a camera to identify the garbage.  We have more than 7600 tonnes of space junk flying around our planet. And that's a problem because the more we send out there, the bigger the chances are to collide with each other. This creates much more, smaller pieces of junk that would pose a serious threat to future space missions (though too dramatic, see the movie Gravity ).
Clearing the mess: from RemoveDEBRIS in March will be an act of self-sacrifice. The satellite will blow a canvas designed to transfer to the atmosphere of the Earth where it will burn. If more satellites clean up after they do their job, we can prevent the accumulation of more junk in orbit.
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