Innovation Network Corporation of Japan has returned for another funding round raised by Astroscale, which is working on technology to collect man-made space debris.

The European Space Agency estimated there were more than 170 million man-made pieces of space debris larger than one millimetre orbiting earth as of mid-2013 – a figure likely to have increased since. Astroscale, a Singapore-based space debris removal technology developer, puts the number of large objects at more than 20,000, on top of more…

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