Gallery: Italian Scientist Proposes Craft to Clean Up Space Junk

 

Space junk is an ever-increasing threat with decades of discarded fuel tanks, lost tools and parts of derelict satellites threatening to collide with spacecrafts. Over the past few years, scientists have proposed several clean-up methods including NASA’s laser displacement system, solar powered micro-satellites and China’s anti-satellite weaponry. However, Marco Castronuovo of the Italian Space Agency believes he has found a solution: a space junk collecting spacecraft.

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  1. wwiggin August 10, 2011 at 4:00 pm

    We paid a ton of money to get that stuff up there. We should collect it and park in a high earth orbit, where it will be there for us when we are ready to build a real space station/starship etc.

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