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Russia reportedly built a laser cannon to blast space debris

A Russian company affiliated with the Russian space agency Roscosmos claims that it is working on developing a laser that could eliminate space debris. The report, first written about in RT, a Russian media company funded by the Russian government, said researchers at the Scientific and Industrial Corporation “Precision Instrument Systems” (NPK SPP) are working on a new technology that would allow them to effectively vaporize space debris using lasers. The company confirmed the document existed to Sputnik News, but did not elaborate any further. The article cited a report that was sent to the Russian Academy of Sciences, but a look at the recent publications from the Academy of Sciences on ResearchGate does not show the report. T ...