• New laser technique identifies the makeup of space debris, from painted shards to Teflon

    4 monthes ago - By Phys.org

    Hundreds of millions of pieces of space junk orbit the Earth daily, from chips of old rocket paint, to shards of solar panels, and entire dead satellites. This cloud of high-tech detritus whirls around the planet at about 17,500 miles per hour. At these speeds, even trash as small as a pebble can torpedo a passing spacecraft.
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  • Magnetic space tug could target dead satellites

    4 monthes ago - By Phys.org

    Derelict satellites could in future be grappled and removed from key orbits around Earth with a space tug using magnetic forces.
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