Apple co-founder announces private space company to clean space debris

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Apple co-founder Steve Wozniak is starting a private space company called Privateer.

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The company is founded with Alex Fielding, who was a member of the first iMac team and in 2002 founded the “Wheels of Zeus” (‘Woz’) – a company that made wireless location trackers – but it is unclear which company What will you do?

Privateer’s website is currently in “stealth mode,” and more details will be revealed at the AMOS (Advanced Maui Optical and Space Surveillance) 2021 conference, starting today.

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Mr Wozniak also shared a short video – a compilation of various space evolutions over time with inspirational voice-overs and music – which says that “it’s up to us what is right and what is good… so that the next generation is better.” Maybe together”, along with other common platitudes.

Several private space companies, such as Elon Musk’s SpaceX, Jeff Bezos’ Blue Origin, and Richard Branson’s Virgin Galactic, are attempting to advance space travel to private citizens, such as SpaceX’s Inspire 4 Voyage. However, private space appears to be focused on debris, which is becoming a major problem around Earth.

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In a press release for the 3D titanium alloy printer seen by Gizmodo, Privateer is described as a “satellite company focused on monitoring and cleaning objects in space”, with Mr Wozniak quoted as saying that “Privateer The Space team will be able to achieve the strength and light capabilities needed to pave the way for our satellite design and launch. “

The number of active and inactive satellites around the Earth has increased from 3300 to more than 7600 in the past decade, and this number may increase to 100,000 satellites before 2030.

Such substantial growth runs the risk predicted in 1978 by NASA scientist Donald Kessler: that the domino effect of such an event could create an impenetrable layer of debris that would make terrestrial space launch impossible – essentially trap us on earth.

Earlier this month, a group of former astronauts, international space agencies, Nobel laureates and government officials around the world wrote an open letter calling for a halt to anti-satellite weapons (ASAT) testing to try and prevent the phenomenon. Put signature on.

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