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Never mind the final frontier; Earth's orbit is in need of a clear-up

Public, private sectors hurry to improve monitoring, clean up orbit

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Rendering of space debris around the Earth (Courtesy of NASA)   © Kyodo

TOKYO The problem of space debris has caught the attention of both the public and private sectors.

In Japan, the JAXA space agency will reinforce its monitoring system to prevent small pieces of debris from damaging satellites and the International Space Station.

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