The Pentagon will sponsor “space cleaners”

Having spent more than $1.5 million on this, the Pentagon plans to clean up space. At least the most polluted area in low Earth orbit, where thousands of debris, spent rocket stages and “dead” satellites that drift uncontrollably in the void. DiscussPentagon will sponsor "space cleaners"

All this garbage poses a serious danger to satellites and other space objects, but cleaning up space is much more difficult than cleaning up a highway or street. And it should be borne in mind that even such a small thing as a screw acts like a bullet in space and can cause huge damage. So, last year, similar debris pierced the robotic arm of the ISS, leaving a bullet-sized hole in it. US forces, which will provide companies with seed money to develop technologies needed to clean up space. $250,000 in support is promised in the first phase, and up to $1.5 million in funding in the second phase. The final part of the program will be a test demonstration in orbit.

Source: The Washington Post