Remove Debris and space junk

Discussion in 'Environment and Science' started by Welsh dragon, Nov 28, 2017.

  1. Welsh dragon

    Welsh dragon Senior Member Staff Member

    A mission to remove space junk and debris is about to be launched. Around half a million piedes of debris orbit the earth and differenf methods of removing It will be be tested. Lets hope one of them is successful

    http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/science-environment-41973646
     
  2. DarkMist

    DarkMist Guest

    The link means leaving this site. Could you not give us an idea of the methods?
     
  3. OP
    OP
    Welsh dragon

    Welsh dragon Senior Member Staff Member

    There are more than one methods. One is like a square dustbin. It shoots a metal net out it seems, snares the piece of junk and hauls it back in. Sounds like there will be others on trial as well.

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  4. Sonic Budgie

    Sonic Budgie Active Member

    Like a flying Wall-e
     
  5. DarkMist

    DarkMist Guest

    What is a Wall-e?
     
  6. Sonic Budgie

    Sonic Budgie Active Member

  7. OP
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    Welsh dragon

    Welsh dragon Senior Member Staff Member

    ^_^.. nice one. I would have thought that after the decades they have been sending satellites into space, that they would have actually thought of some way to get rid of the junk. But it seems they are as prepared to allow rubbish to build up in space to the point of almost being impossible to get rid of as down here on the planet. The amount of plastics has been dealt with, by ignoring it as well, and look at the mess we are in now because of it.
     
  8. DarkMist

    DarkMist Guest

    Oh. Right. Thank you. That one had passed me by. To Sonic Budgie that is.
     
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