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Watch this space harpoon spear a piece of orbiting debris


Watch this space harpoon spear a piece of orbiting debris It’s a hit! A harpoon designed to help clean up the hundreds of thousands of pieces of space junk now orbiting Earth passed a key test earlier this month when it successfully speared a piece of simulated debris. As dramatic footage of the Feb. 8 test shows, a European satellite known as “RemoveDebris” test-fired a barbed titanium spear about the size of a writing pen at an aluminum panel attached to the satellite by a short boom.   More



(Source: NBC News - Feb 21)

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