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1st Satellite Built to Harpoon Space Junk for Disposal Begins Test Flight


1st Satellite Built to Harpoon Space Junk for Disposal Begins Test Flight The first spacecraft to demonstrate active space debris-removal technologies — such as a harpoon, a net and a drag sail — in orbit has been released from the International Space Station to commence its mission. Astronauts at the space station sent the 100-kilogram (220 lbs.) RemoveDebris spacecraft off for its pioneering mission using Canadarm2, the 17.6-meter-long (57.7 feet) robotic arm used for servicing and capturing cargo ships.    More



(Source: Space.com - Jun 23)

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