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Well I guess clean ups are now the rage..

Hey there is quite a bit of space junk, an unbelievable amount from the images I saw. After 50 years of leaving crap in space this is needed as with the great ocean patch clean up attempt...



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Satellite captures space junk for the first time


By Jackie Wattles, CNN Business 4 hrs ago

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An experimental cleanup device called RemoveDebris has successfully cast a net around a dummy satellite, simulating a technique that could one day capture spaceborne garbage.

The test, which was carried out this week, is widely believed to be the first successful demonstration of space cleanup technology, experts told CNN. And it signals an early step toward solving what is already a critical issue: debris in space.

Millions of pieces of junk are whirling around in orbit, the result of 50 years of space travel and few regulations to keep space clean. At orbital speeds, even a small fleck of paint colliding with a satellite can cause critical damage.

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Well I guess clean ups are now the rage..

Hey there is quite a bit of space junk, an unbelievable amount from the images I saw. After 50 years of leaving crap in space this is needed as with the great ocean patch clean up attempt...



Best of luck to each project.


CNN News;

Satellite captures space junk for the first time


By Jackie Wattles, CNN Business 4 hrs ago

YouTube.com
An experimental cleanup device called RemoveDebris has successfully cast a net around a dummy satellite, simulating a technique that could one day capture spaceborne garbage.

The test, which was carried out this week, is widely believed to be the first successful demonstration of space cleanup technology, experts told CNN. And it signals an early step toward solving what is already a critical issue: debris in space.

Millions of pieces of junk are whirling around in orbit, the result of 50 years of space travel and few regulations to keep space clean. At orbital speeds, even a small fleck of paint colliding with a satellite can cause critical damage.

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You know Lurpy, if this wasn't so serious, it would be funny. Columbus crosses the ocean we now have clean up his beer cans, Man goes into space we leave spare parts.

There may be a solution here, though. Put the trash into space ships. Send it farther out. We haven't screwed up the big dipper just yet.
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You know Lurpy, if this wasn't so serious, it would be funny. Columbus crosses the ocean we now have clean up his beer cans, Man goes into space we leave spare parts.

There may be a solution here, though. Put the trash into space ships. Send it farther out. We haven't screwed up the big dipper just yet.


True, but give humans time to mess with the big dipper..
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