China Seeks to Clean Up Space Junk

world-549425_1280A new agency was recently established in China to help clean up space junk orbiting around the Earth.

The new organization was formed by China’s space agency, known as the State Administration of Science, Technology and Industry for National Defense, and the Chinese Academy of Sciences, a government research body. It is to research space debris, including non-functional spacecraft, abandoned parts of launch vehicles and other debris.

Xu Dazhe, director of the space agency, said the body will study, track and maneuver debris to protect the country’s space endeavors.

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