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Space harpoon skewers 'orbital debris'

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Space harpoon skewers 'orbital debris'

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The British-led mission to test techniques to clear up space junk has demonstrated a harpoon in orbit.

The RemoveDebris satellite fired the projectile into a target board held at a distance on the end of a boom.

Video of the event shows the miniature spear fly straight and true, and with such force that it actually breaks the target structure.

But, importantly, the harpoon's barbs deploy and hold on to the board, preventing it from floating away.

arrow3.gif  Read More: BBC News

 

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Jon the frog

Have you read the manga Planetes or see the anime, fun story about space junk gatherer around earth in the future.

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Seti42

Don't forget to harpoon the Black Knight!

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