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Japan's space junk tether fails to deploy

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Oh dear, one more piece of junk to dodge :wacko: 

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1 hour ago, taniwha said:

Oh dear, one more piece of junk to dodge :wacko: 

Not at all.

The tether isn't space junk because it didn't deploy, and even if it had it would have remained attached to the HTV (which is the entire point of a tether).

The HTV isn't space junk as it was deliberately re-entered (as have all previous HTV craft) once it's mission was completed. 

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Bummer, we really do need to clean up that mess for the safety of our astronauts.   

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Kudos to Japan for stepping up and trying to tackle this problem.It will just get  worse if left unattended. Humans leave a trail of muck everywhere they go

 

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more junk, least spacex got smart and is using renewable rockets, maybe get them to design the junk grabber

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17 minutes ago, geraldnewfie said:

more junk,

Nope, please read my earlier post.

17 minutes ago, geraldnewfie said:

least spacex got smart and is using renewable rockets,

Except they only recover the first stage, which doesn't enter orbit anyway.The second stage, which does enter orbit, isn't recoverable.

In other words SpaceX recoverable technology does exactly zero to help alleviate the space junk problem.

17 minutes ago, geraldnewfie said:

maybe get them to design the junk grabber

Then we can watch it explode on the pad when they try and fuel it.

 

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I recently watched a Horizon program on the space junk problem, it seems to be an impossible task to clean up.

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On 2/6/2017 at 4:01 PM, Waspie_Dwarf said:

Nope, please read my earlier post.

Except they only recover the first stage, which doesn't enter orbit anyway.The second stage, which does enter orbit, isn't recoverable.

In other words SpaceX recoverable technology does exactly zero to help alleviate the space junk problem.

Then we can watch it explode on the pad when they try and fuel it.

 

guess you didnt watch newest flight they did, landed perfect with no explosion

 

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20 minutes ago, geraldnewfie said:

guess you didnt watch newest flight they did, landed perfect with no explosion

 

Two successes in a row is nothing to shout about when Ariane 5 has just had it's 77th consecutive success and ULA have never had a failure since they formed in 2006.

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