Summer Science Exhibition 2016: Cleaning up space junk

source: The Royal Society    2016年6月9日
On a mission to pick up litter...in space!
Since the beginning of the space age, over 7,000 tonnes of space junk has been generated - mostly empty rocket casings and dead satellites. Most of the objects launched into space are still orbiting the Earth, threatening collisions with active satellites. Our exhibit invites you to explore our flagship RemoveDEBRIS mission, which aims to be the first to test capture technologies that drag space junk back into the Earth’s atmosphere to burn up.
Our free, week-long festival (Monday 4 July - Sunday 10 July) features 22 curated exhibits and a series of inspiring talks and activities for all ages.

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