Purdue Alumnus Nobu Okada Takes Giant Leaps to Remove Space Debris with His Company Astroscale

Since space exploration began in 1950, space debris has continuously grown. Debris is caused by new satellites colliding with the debris from old satellites flying around the earth ten times faster than a bullet. The growing debris will not only effect future space exploration and agencies such as NASA, but also our daily lives that rely on satellite GPS and weather forecasting.

Purdue alum Nobu Okada is taking the giant leap to solve this problem. Okada’s company Astroscale. The company has created a device that orbits with the debris and attaches onto it using a magnet, and deorbits with it burning both upon atmospheric reentry.

Learn more about Okada and Astroscale’s small steps to clean up space in the video and infographic.

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