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Swiss scientists believe their space-borne debris collector, CleanSpace One will be operational by 2016, pioneering a new method of space junk removal. Its first target will be the decommissioned Swiss Cube satellite, launched in 2009 and one of thousands of discarded remnants, now orbiting the Earth.

Swiss scientists believe their space-borne debris collector, CleanSpace One will be operational by 2016, pioneering a new method of space junk removal. Its first target will be the decommissioned Swiss Cube satellite, launched in 2009 and one of thousands of discarded remnants, now orbiting the Earth.

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