Now to protect the ISS from space debris avoidance manoeuvres are performed.
It is possible that on the International space station (ISS) will appear specialized laser systems designed for dealing with space debris.
Space debris poses a significant threat to the implementation of space activities. Clash of the apparatus in orbit such objects may cause complete or partial loss of functionality or even its complete destruction, reports the online edition of the Chronicle.info with reference to 3dnews.ru.
Now to protect the ISS from space debris avoidance manoeuvres are performed. They are engines of the space station and docked cargo ships.
Laser system, study the experts, will allow to struggle with small objects — the size of several centimeters. It is assumed that the result of laser action on space debris, that will evaporate into a cloud of particles that do not pose a threat to the ISS. Alternatively, the change of the trajectory of the objects by a shot from a laser gun.