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Prototypes for clearing Space Junk

Switzerland scientists are trying to send a satellite that helps clean the space waste material that is spread all around the earth as huge clouds. This space satellite helps in clearing up of all the space waste like rocket stages, small small metallic pieces, wastes from the ISS [International Space Station] break out parts of satellites, and other fine paint particles. The pieces that are around the earth will be almost half a million. These wastes become big headaches that are entering into the parts of the satellites in the orbit. The prototype  janitor satellite  measures 12 inches and about 4 inches wide and height. Clean Space One is being designed and built at the Swiss Space Center, part of the Swiss Federal Institute for Technology in Lausanne, or EPFL. Scientists there are developing micro- and electric propulsion systems that will enable Clean Space One to grab hold of space junk as the two objects zip around Earth at 17,500 mph (28,000 kph). This challengi