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Space junk demo mission launches
02 April 2018
A UK-led experiment to tackle space junk has been sent into orbit.
It takes the form of a small satellite that will practise techniques for tracking debris and capturing it.
The RemoveDebris system is heading to the International Space Station where astronauts are expected to set the experiment running in late May.
Image credit: SSTL/MAX ALEXANDER - The satellite was assembled at Surrey Satellite Technology Limited