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Foam Debris Catcher — StartRocket. A small satellite is delivered into orbit. When approaching a cloud of space debris, it releases jets of foam that absorb the debris. Later, the FDS falls from orbit and burns up in the atmosphere.

This startup wants to wipe space clean

With sticky satellites no less.

According to the European Space Agency, about 129 million pieces of debris are currently orbiting Earth. 34,000 of these are 10 cm wide or larger. Each one has the potential to damage one of the 2,300 active satellites that run humanity’s science, communications and navigation.

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Frederik Debonné

Frederik Debonné

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B2B marketer turning copywriter. I blog about design, technology, history and personal experiences.