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Startup Astroscale partners with JAXA to tidy up outer space

Singapore venture, Japan space agency to study technology for plucking debris

Astroscale CEO Nobu Okada, second from left, announced the startup's successful funding in July.

TOKYO -- Space startup Astroscale will launch joint studies with the Japan Aerospace Exploration Agency, or JAXA, with the aim of quickly developing technologies for removing space debris.

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