Gallery: Space Scientists Develop Harpoon System to Capture Rogue Satel...

 

Space junk has rapidly become a major problem for the world’s space agencies. Decades of satellite launches and missions have left the Earth’s orbit filled with pieces of junk such as fuel tanks, lost tools and parts of derelict satellites. It has gotten so bad that space junk has become such a concern for NASA and the ESA, and they are looking at several ways to deal with it. One proposed idea from Astrium UK is to develop a system to harpoon rogue or redundant satellites and pull them out of the sky.

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