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FAQ

What would happen to the satellites after the mission?

In order for used satellites to not become debris (space trash), we follow the international regulation and ensure that it is combusted by entering the atmosphere within the next 25 years. In this case, the used satellite itself will become a very large shooting star.

Is there any danger of a shooting star particle colliding other objects in space (i.e. satellites or debris) and creating more debris?

No; We are working with relevant organizations for ensureing space safety.
Joint Space Operations Center (JSpOC), operated by US Strategic Command's Joint Functional Component Command for Space, provides a database which tracks all satellites and debris in space. Based on this database, we have developed a software that calculates the probability of our particles colliding with other objects. The particles will not be discharged unless safety is confirmed. In a rare case that there remains a question in safety based on the simulation, we will abort the discharge to prevent a possible disaster.