Space debris

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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04.26.11
DARPA's new Space Surveillance Telescope will keep our satellites safe from interstellar debris
04.26.11

DARPA's new Space Surveillance Telescope will keep our satellites safe from interstellar debris

What's that in the sky? A bird? A plane? Oh, it's just some junk floating around in space, posing ma...

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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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05.04.08
The Professor: GM's new old engine tech, moon mirrors, the dangers of space war debris
05.04.08

The Professor: GM's new old engine tech, moon mirrors, the dangers of space war debris

The Professor rounds up a handful of interesting and informative gadget-related science stories from...

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