Spacecraft Could Clean Up Trash Orbiting Earth Astronomy 

Spacecraft Could Clean Up Trash Orbiting Earth

By Katherine Lindemann Human activity in outer space has left behind a lot of trash, from tiny bits of metal to entire satellites no longer in use. This debris poses a danger to new and ongoing missions. Inna Sharf is an aeronautical engineer at McGill University and is working on ways to remove it from orbit. She tells us about two potential cleanup methods she and her colleagues are exploring. For updates, follow the project on ResearchGate. ResearchGate: How much space debris is out there? Inna Sharf: There are an…

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