Friday, February 17, 2012

Swiss May Remove Space Junk

Swiss Want to Build a Satellite That Removes Space Litter

on 15 February 2012, 3:11 PM | 0 Comments
Gotcha. CleanSpaceOne grabs a piece of space debris.
Credit: EPFL
Space researchers in Switzerland are seeking funding to build a spacecraft that will home in on a redundant satellite, grab it, and drag it down to burn up when reentering the atmosphere. The idea is to stem the tide of debris that is littering space around the Earth.



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1 comment:

  1. Space debris getting dust from solid rocket motors, surface degradation products such as paint flakes.Impacts of these particles cause erosive damage, similar to the sandblasting.One of the major defense country Japan has started to thinking seriously about a militarized program focusing on space.Now, it's creating an entire militarized force to monitor and control the debris field from the ground.In this process US and Japanese Governments agreed in May to work together on debris monitoring force.Let see how it works and the results are going to be.