Private space probe takes a close look at a rocket in orbit (photo)

Astroscale Japan has released more stunning images of space debris in Earth’s orbit.

The Tokyo-based company launched its Active Debris Removal Spacecraft (ADRAS-J) aboard a Rocket Lab Electron rocket on Feb. 18, 2024. ADRAS-J is designed to test safe ways to approach and clear space debris in orbit through what are known as rendezvous and proximity operations, or RPO.

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