Japan Plans to Create a Laser Beam to Eliminate Satellite Debris in Space
since the space age began, space junk that consists of satellites, rocket parts, and wreckage from collisions has been piling up.
It is even more concerning now with the growing number of satellites that are getting launched in the past years.
around one million pieces of debris larger than 10 centimeters are in Earth's orbit.
The laser beam will vaporize them and will create a pulse of energy that will push the object into a new orbit
space debris can move about 7.5 kilometers per second, which is much faster than a bullet.
There are a lot of agencies that are working on projects to solve the space junk issue.
The idea behind this is that it will use a magnet to collect satellites that are no longer in use.