Australia Advances Laser Space Debris Removal

Sodium-laser guide star enables adaptive optics to overcome atmospheric distortion of a laser beam for tracking and moving orbital debris.
Credit: Electro Optic Systems
Australia’s Electro Optic Systems (EOS) has demonstrated technology that is key to tracking and moving space debris in low Earth orbit that uses a laser-generated guide star and adaptive optics to remove atmospheric distortion and increase the laser power on target. The demonstration took place at...

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