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Fujitsu builds quantum-inspired computer to clean up space junk

Japanese company says new mission optimizer cuts fuel cost by nearly 20%

Fujitsu's quantum-inspired computer can determine the optimal route for cleaning up space junk, outperforming human engineers. (Source photo by Reuters) 

TOKYO -- Fujitsu has developed a system that will allow spacecraft that sweep up space junk to calculate the optimal route for removing debris from orbit, Nikkei has learned.

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