Space junk

10.08.12
UK engineers developing harpoon that could help space junk meet a fiery end
10.08.12

UK engineers developing harpoon that could help space junk meet a fiery end

Sure, we can pull space junk out of orbit with lasers or use it to cobble together new satellites,...

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06.28.12
Pentagon starts Phoenix trial to harvest defunct satellites, MacGyver new ones from orbit
06.28.12

Pentagon starts Phoenix trial to harvest defunct satellites, MacGyver new ones from orbit

The Phoenix Frankenprogram to harvest the corpses of expired satellites and cobble together new on...

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10.21.11
DARPA's Dr. Frankenllite could plunder space graves, create orbital abominations (video)
10.21.11

DARPA's Dr. Frankenllite could plunder space graves, create orbital abominations (video)

There are countless satellites, long deactivated, orbiting the Earth in what amounts to a giant c...

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03.15.11
In lasers we trust: NASA researches 5kW galactic trash disposal system
03.15.11

In lasers we trust: NASA researches 5kW galactic trash disposal system

Space junk is a growing problem -- 200,000 pieces and counting -- and as the amount of earth's orbi...

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07.20.10
Australians develop space junk laser tracking system, still can't track space jams
07.20.10

Australians develop space junk laser tracking system, still can't track space jams

Australian company Electric Optic Systems has announced its developed a laser tracking system which...

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07.20.07
'Refrigerator-sized' device to be heaved into space
07.20.07

'Refrigerator-sized' device to be heaved into space

If you thought hoisting a giant banana above Texas was outrageous, you may indeed chuckle to learn...

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