Friday, 28 February 2014

Space fishing: ESA floats plan to net space junk

With the film Gravity hoovering up awards for its portrayal of astronauts dodging colliding satellites, now seems a good time to talk about the very real threat posed by space debris. It’s small wonder, then, that ESA’s Clean Space initiative is looking at developing a satellite that can rendezvous with space debris and render it harmless by netting it like fish. The proposal is just one of the ideas to be discussed as part of a symposium this May focusing on the space agency's e.DeOrbit mission... Continue Reading Space fishing: ESA floats plan to net space junk

Section: Space

Tags: Collision, Debris, ESA, Satellite, Space Travel, Spacecraft

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