UK engineers are developing a system to harpoon rogue or redundant satellites and pull them out of the sky. It is a response to the ever growing problem of orbital junk – old pieces of hardware that continue to circle the Earth and which now pose a collision threat to operational spacecraft. [more ]
I wanna, yanno, be a, yanno, space-trash-collector and, yanno, make a video about, yanno, hugs’n Gatorade’n stuff.
Wait … that’s it!
A device that huuugs the target.
(What? I know nuth-think! Bitin’ my tongue, here, former bosses.)
Of course, this is nothing new. BTF