JAXA Plans Passive Orbital Debris Removal Demo

Carbon-nanotube electron emitter increases effectiveness of the electrodynamic tether.
Credit: ALE
The Japan Aerospace Exploration Agency (JAXA) plans a second space debris removal demonstration in partnership with a Japanese startup. Tokyo-based Astro Live Experiences (ALE) is developing a technology to rapidly and passively deorbit satellites and rocket upper stages from low Earth orbit (LEO)...

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