Orbital debris trackers could be a game-changer in space junk monitoring

Small instruments on satellites will soon be able to detect pieces of space debris up to one inch in size that are invisible to existing space junk monitoring systems but can still destroy spacecraft if they hit it.

This is innovative space debris The tracking devices make use of technologies used in most satellites, called star trackers that help spacecraft maintain their orientation in space by adjusting their inclination according to the locations of the surrounding area. stars.

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