Clean sweep

Knight, Helen
October 2002
Engineer (00137758);10/11/2002, Vol. 291 Issue 7613, p11
Focuses on the role of the spacecraft in space. Importance of the space to clear the space from the damaging debris; Protection of the satellites from the increasing danger; Effect on the increasing space junk in the orbit.


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