26 Oct 2018

NZ Students on mission to sort space junk

From Nine To Noon, 9:44 am on 26 October 2018


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A group of students from the University of Auckland are solving the problem of space junk to make it easier to get small satellites in low earth orbit without costing the earth.

The team of three students, Will Haringa, Max Arshavsky and Sebastian Wieczorek formed ZENNO Astronautics last year. They have just won a $25,000 grant from the university's entrepreneurial fund, Velocity, to give their research and products a boost.

Managing Director of the company, Max Archavsky joins Kathryn to talk through the plans and what needs to happen to make space accessible, safe and sustainable for companies, not just countries and huge corporations.