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Old 02-17-2012, 02:07 AM
 
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Switzerland is on a mean cleaning bender: The fastidious folks at the Swiss Space Center are building a "janitor satellite" that will grab space junk orbiting the Earth and push it into the atmosphere to burn up, the AP reports. The first of these spacecraft, the $11 million "CleanSpace One," is currently under construction and should launch in three to five years, the scientists announced today.

Swiss 'Janitor Satellite' to Clean Space Junk - It will push defunct satellites into the atmosphere to burn up
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