Watch a satellite spear space debris with a harpoon

A British satellite in orbit around Earth has successfully tested out a particularly pointed method for cleaning up space debris: piercing objects with a harpoon. In a new video taken from the spacecraft, the satellite shoots its onboard harpoon to puncture a target panel that’s about five feet away. [Read More]

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A British satellite in orbit around Earth has successfully tested out a particularly pointed method for cleaning up space debris: piercing objects with a harpoon.
In a new video taken from the spacecraft, the satellite shoots its onboard harpoon to puncture a target panel that’s about five feet away.
Space debris has become a growing concern for the aerospace community over the last few decades, as it makes the space environment more dangerous for future satellites.
That’s why those in the aerospace industry are interested in figuring out ways to remove debris from the space environment to make Earth orbit cleaner and safer for future space travel.
The RemoveDEBRIS satellite, which was deployed from the International Space Station in June 2018, is equipped with different tech that’s capable of ensnaring space junk.

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In future, satellites will be able to drag themselves down to Earth with a harpooned piece of debris in tow. #Aerospace #Satellite #Trend

Source: The Verge