Space Junk is a major problem. According to the European Space Agency (ESA), there are more than 129 million pieces of debris in space. Moving at space-paced velocity even the smallest object can do severe damage to satellite, crewed space stations, and rockets.
In 2016 what was believed to be a paint flake hit the International Space Station causing one of its windows to chip. Like cleaning up our oceans, space clean up is an overwhelming job that isn’t made easier by the cost of space exploration.
But researchers from the Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute think they have devised a way that is not only cheap and effective it's tiny. Meet OSCaR- a tiny cube satellite that has the ability to hunt down and de-orbit space junk.To read more, click here.