Space & Astronomy
Tiny cube to tackle space debris
March 28, 2010 | 5 comments
Image Credit: EADS/Surrey Space Centre
A new device called the CubeSail has been developed to tackle space debris by dragging it out of orbit.
The small device can be fitted to debris and will deploy a plastic sheet that will help to pull the object off in to space by taking advantage of residual molecules in low-Earth orbit.
UK researchers have developed a device to drag space debris out of orbit. They plan to launch a demonstration of their "CubeSail" next year. It is a small satellite cube that deploys a thin, 25-sq-m plastic sheet.
Source: BBC News
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