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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
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