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AI Being Employed to Help Clean, Avoid Collisions with Space Junk


AI is being employed in a range of efforts to help clean up and avoid collisions with space junk, useless objects in space that pose a risk. (Credit: Getty Images)  

By AI Trends Staff  

AI is at the center of efforts to clean up space junk—objects in space that no longer serve a purpose and pose risk of collisions with satellites and spacecrafts—from funding from the European Space Agency, to projects involving big tech firms to startup efforts. Here is a review of what’s happening.   

Holger Krag, Head of Space Safety, the European Space Agency

The European Space Operations Centre (ESOC) in Darmstadt, Germany, is operating an AI-driven space debris-dodging system. Team members conduct avoidance maneuvers with one of their 20 low Earth orbit satellites, according to Holger Krag, the Head of Space Safety at the European Space Agency (ESA), as reported recently in Space.com. The ...


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