Canadian satellite will hunt asteroids and space debris

A Canadian satellite designed to search for near-Earth asteroids is scheduled to launch from India this week.
The Near-Earth Object Surveillance Satellite, or NEOSSat, will be used to track asteroids as well as monitor space debris and other satellites.
The million NEOSSat is positioned 800km above Earth. It orbits the Earth every 100 minutes.
The NEOSSat is able to take images of objects as close as 45 degrees to the sun, an area difficult for ground-based telescopes. The NEOSSat will operate around the clock during the day and night times.
It will also monitor orbiting space objects in order to minimize collisions.
The NEOSSat can also track specific space objects in orbit.