Space junk: Harpoon Tested to Clean Up Space

February 18 12:24 2019 Print This Article

BBC – 17 February 2019 – New footage from a space mission shows the latest idea to collect space junk. A harpoon was fired at a target in orbit to demonstrate how to capture debris successfully.

Technologies are being tested to deal with the space junk problem, which scientists say is a growing threat to current and future space missions.

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