Crowdfunded Russian satellite will be used to help fight space junk

Last month, TechRadar wrote about a team of Russian engineers building a satellite that would appear as the brightest object in the sky, but at the time there didn't seem to be any real purpose to the mission.

Now, however, the project leaders have announced that the Mayak spacecraft will carry a prototype aerobraking system that could help combat the problem of space junk.

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