Space Video of the Day - 080617

In the not-too-distant future, orbital debris - discarded rocket stages, defunct satellites, a dropped camera, paint flecks... there's even a single astronaut glove orbiting up there! - will become a huge problem. Everything up there is moving at around 8km/s (5 miles per second), and even something as small as a bolt can cause major havoc if it hits something critical. Today's space video of the day is the first episode of the anime series Planetes; set in the year 2075, the main characters in this series are responsible for clearing up orbital debris.

Planetes Archive
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