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Meet OSCaR, the small ruimtestofzuiger that 6 million kilograms of waste from the space should remove it

Science Meets OSCaR: a small spacecraft of some thirty inches long and ten inches wide. OSCaR is a so-called CubeSat, or nanosatelliet, and he needs the space d

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Meet OSCaR, the small ruimtestofzuiger that 6 million kilograms of waste from the space should remove it
Science Meets OSCaR: a small spacecraft of some thirty inches long and ten inches wide. OSCaR is a so-called CubeSat, or nanosatelliet, and he needs the space debris - good for about 6 million kilograms - delete.

OSCaR (Obsolete Spacecraft Capture and Removal), called to the moppermonster in sesame street in a trash can lives, is currently being developed by some researchers at Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute in New York. The small rectangular satellite is equipped with sensors and a long gripper arm. The sensors detect space debris, after which the gripper arm of the waste from the space should remove it. the

Ideally, this is done without little to no guidance from the earth. “We tell OSCaR what he should do, then it's a matter of trust”, says project manager Kurt Anderson. Compare OSCaR is equipped with an automatic vacuum cleaner that the house is under my hands as his owners work.

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a Lot of greater than about automatic vacuum cleaner will OSCaR not his. Only the nanosatelliet, with a length of thirty inches, and the width and depth of 10 inches, a lot more work than a simple vacuum cleaner. “That is the challenge: OSCaR should be the same as a large satellite.”

We tell OSCaR what he should do, then it's a matter of trust

Kurt Anderson, the project manager of the Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute
space Debris

Many of the pieces in the space, go largely back to the space race of the Cold War. When brought in both the United States and the Soviet Union, one satellite after the other into an orbit around the earth. But on the satellites was a best before date which many specimens now aimlessly around the earth.

The rockets, who then (and now) were launched, also ensure that a lot of debris. Both manned as unmanned spaceflight has different steps needed to achieve a specific orbit around the earth to achieve. That rocket stages on the road, fired, and continue then around the earth orbit.

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