The spacecraft that will clear the orbit of debris

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The spacecraft that will clear the orbit of debris

Waste is now not only on earth and in the oceans: it is also found in space, around the earth: debris and waste left behind by satellites, probes, spacecraft. Metal waste and more. But here's a solution: from Baikonur, Kazakhstan, the End of Life Service spacecraft will be launched, which, once in orbit, will recover waste.

The largest part of the spacecraft will act as a storage for garbage, while the smallest will vacuum the waste floating around the globe. Currently there are about 3,000 satellites in orbit, while many others have stopped working: in total about 9,000 tons of space junk should orbit.According to NASA, only 20-30% of this mass of old space junk has been cleaned up.

Letting space debris continue to accumulate is a danger to the satellites in service, the permanent space station and space missions. Once the space debris is collected, the spacecraft will be burned in the atmosphere. The American spacecraft Northrop Grunman, is preparing the Mission Extension Vehicles, and the Swiss company ClearSpace has been contacted by the European Space Agency are other agencies that will deal with the cleaning of orbiting garbage in the coming years.

In an interview with the BBC, Alice Bunn, director of the UK Space Agency, said: "Imagine if, every time there is a car accident on the freeway, no one comes to pick up the wreckage. And, worse still, that the wreckage. continued to drive on their own, without a driver, along the highway, mingling with the other cars.

This is the situation we currently have in space."

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Perseverance sends amazing color photos from NASA mission Mars 2020 during the exploration of Mars, which was launched successfully on 30 July 2020, landing on the Re Planet on 18 February 2021.

The primary goal of the mission consist in studying the habitability of Mars, investigating its past and looking for traces of possible biological life. The storage of geological samples is also planned to allow a future mission to bring them to Earth.

NASA has released amazing photo of Mars, which showed the crest of the Jezero crater. According to scientists, Jazero crater contained a lake about 3.5 billion years ago. NASA rover took shots with the high-definition cameras, the first 360-degree panorama captured by Mastcam-Z, a pair of zoomable cameras aboard NASA's Perseverance Mars rover.

NASA previously released two outstanding documents captured by its rover, a spectacular video of its landing recorded from all angles, and the sound of a Martian gust of wind, the first audio recorded on the red planet by a microphone.