Pravda.ru

News » World

Japan to catch space debris with fishing nets

20.01.2014 | Source:

Pravda.Ru

 

 

Japan to catch space debris with fishing nets. 51969.jpeg

The Japanese Space Agency placed an order with a maker of fishing nets for an extra-strong net to collect space garbage.

The project involves leading engineers and designers. They are to make a net about one kilometer long and 30 centimeters wide to clean near-earth orbit from 100 million small pieces of debris. The net will be made of three layers of interwoven metal fibers to make it super strong.

Artificially created magnetic field will be created to collect debris. Tests are to be held in February of the current year. The mission is scheduled for 2016.

 

 







Popular photos


Most popular

Putin to meet China's Xi Jinping to divide the world and punish USA
Putin to meet China's Xi Jinping to divide the world and punish USA
Russian President Vladimir Putin confirmed that he would take part in international forum "One Belt - One Way" which is expected to take place in China on May 14-15 of this year
Dead alien found on Mars
Dead alien found on Mars
Ancient remains of an extraterrestrial creature were found on Mars. The creature died millions of years ago, ufologists believe
Рейтинг@Mail.ru Rambler_s_Top100_Service