Private space-junk probe gets up-close look at discarded rocket in orbit (photo)

a cylindrical spacecraft floating above a blue and white earth with a cone shaped rocket nozzle above it pointing up away from earth
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Astroscale Japan has released yet more eye-watering imagery of space debris in Earth orbit.

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The Tokyo-based company launched its Active Debris Removal spacecraft (ADRAS-J) atop a Rocket Lab Electron rocket on Feb. 18, 2024. ADRAS-J is designed to test safe methods of approaching and surveying space debris in orbit through what are known as Rendezvous and Proximity Operations, or RPO.



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