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Space Debris Reaching Critical Mass In Orbit Around Earth (Video Report) (+) Harpoons could be used to haul in space junk

Featured Image: A representation of space junk orbiting around Earth. Photo: NASA

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Published on Apr 26, 2013

April 26, 2013 BBC News

From The Age  April 26, 2013 – 9:25AM

Harpoons could be used to haul in space junk
Frank Jordans

Nets, harpoons and suicide robots could become weapons of choice to hunt down space junk threatening crucial communications satellites currently in orbit round Earth, scientists say.

Even lasers that act like Star Trek tractor beams were among the proposals put forward to protect some $US100 billion worth of satellites from man-made cosmic garbage.

“The amount of junk spinning uncontrollably through orbit is growing.” . . . Read Complete Report