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Harpoons May Be Used By ESA To Clear Earth's Orbit Of Space Junk
2014-06-24 10:53:21

The European Space Agency (ESA) is embarking on an age old practice of using harpoons for the future goal of clearing orbits of tumbling satellites and other hazardous space junk.

Satellites Could Be Deorbited Using New Gossamer Sail
2013-12-22 03:34:52

Researchers from the University of Surrey have developed a new method to bring aging satellites back to Earth so that they no longer pose a threat to spacecraft or other probes by continuing to orbit in a nonworking state.

How To Remove Orbital Debris With Less Risk
2013-03-22 20:53:40

An article coming out in the Journal of Spacecraft and Rockets pitches ideas to attempt to remove orbital debris with less risk.


Word of the Day
gubbings
  • The parings of haberdine; also, any kind of fragments.
The word 'gubbings' is a variant of the word 'gobbon', meaning 'a portion, gobbet.'