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Fishing Space Debris from Orbit

Millions of pieces of space debris are orbiting Earth dating back to Sputnik-1 in 1957. Could we use fishing nets, harpoons, and sails to reel them in?
Almost 5,000 launches since the beginning of the space age have left orbits littered with defunct satellites, parts of rockets, fuel tanks, tools lost by astronauts, and other fragments which threaten to damage and destroy active spacecraft. Needless to say, space junk is a serious concern for us at Surrey US and for the wider space community.

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12 December 20130 Comments0 Comments