Humans have not only polluted the planet, but have also begun to cover newer locations. Space is the latest example of it. The past few months have been full of news related to space debris and garbage. The satellites continue to move in space, and if they lose their connection or communication with stations on Earth, they remain there for some time and then encounter a crash. When a collision or wreckage of a satellite occurs, the parts remain where the air is and endanger various other spacecraft as well as astronauts. Even the smallest of such elements can cause massive damage to the other existing satellites or to the astronauts who come for a spacewalk. Now, when all the news about space debris is in the air and creating stress for everyone, there are news of hope! A European mission is working on a spaceship to eliminate space debris.
The new spacecraft to clean the space debris is called the RemoveDebris spacecraft. The final touch was made with the RemoveDebris spaceship. Recently, the spacecraft has also undergone four critical tests to test its capability and various functions. It is said that the new spacecraft will capture the space debris by firing nets and harpoons.
It is worth noting that the amount of waste increases over time. This space debris has already destroyed a satellite and damaged many other satellites. The presence of scrap endangers both the space stations and the astronauts working in them. Due to the constant threat of this space debris, the astronauts have from time to time to carry out elusive actions. According to an estimate, the space debris consists of more than half a million parts, which are more significant than the size of a marble. The size of other components is larger than the previous ones.
NASA and the European Space Agency (ESA) have submitted a proposal to clean up space and remove debris from space. These space agencies plan to remove five large space junk items each year. It is a valuable step and we wish both NASA and ESA good luck for their space mission. We also hope and believe that the new spacecraft, the RemoveDebris spacecraft, will serve its purpose.