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ESA unveils magnetic space tug to corral broken satellites drifting in space

by LiveModern Webmaster last modified Jun 29, 2017 01:04 AM
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by (Lacy Cooke) last modified Jun 28, 2017

Japan's experiment to clean up space debris earlier this year may have ended in failure, but the world's space agencies haven't given up on the problem yet. The European Space Agency (ESA) recently proposed using a magnetic space tug to sweep space clean. The method could potentially remove entire broken satellites from space. Related: Japan's experimental mission to clean up space junk ends in failure






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