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Japan launching ‘space junk’ collector

1 year, 10 months ago
TOKYO: Japan will launch a cargo ship Friday bound for the International Space Station, carrying a 'space junk' collector that was made with the help of a fishnet company.  The vessel, dubbed "Kounotori" (stork in Japanese), is to blast…

Japan abandons $250mn black hole satellite

2 years, 5 months ago
TOKYO: Japan is abandoning a quarter-of-a-billion-dollar satellite it sent to study black holes, disappointed space scientists said Thursday, after spending a month trying to save it.