Astroscale – level 2

10-06-2024 07:00

The Earth has a lot of space junk around it, including old satellites. This is a problem but also an opportunity for some companies.

The Japanese company Astroscale had a good start on the stock market. The company has support from Japan, the US, and the UK. They want to make a tool which can grab old satellites and junk and push them toward Earth, where they will burn in the atmosphere. The company says that there are about 10,000 tons of space junk, which is dangerous for working satellites and space stations.

Other space companies in Japan, like Moon Explorer iSpace and IQPS, are also doing well. Tokyo wants to give a lot of money to make the space industry bigger and safer.

Difficult words: junk (unwanted or useless things), stock market (a place where people and companies can buy parts of other companies), support (help).

You can watch the original video in the Level 3 section.

What is the proposed solution of the Japanese company Astroscale to the problem of space junk, and how does this impact other satellites and space stations?


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