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British-led mission successfully harpoons 'orbital debris'

A British-led mission successfully tested a harpoon that's designed to spear space junk and capture it in orbit for the first time. Airbus carried out the successful experiment as part of the RemoveDebris project.

RemoveDEBRIS satellite captures space junk for the first time

In the video, an experimental cleanup device called RemoveDEBRIS successfully casts a net around a dummy satellite in a stunning demonstration that simulates a technique that could one day capture spaceborne garbage.
 

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The RemoveDEBRIS satellite was released from the International Space Station on June 20  2018. The p...
The RemoveDEBRIS satellite was released from the International Space Station on June 20, 2018. The project has already carried out three experiments.
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The moment the RemoveDebris spacecraft s net captured a space-junk target in a first-of-its-kind tes...
The moment the RemoveDebris spacecraft's net captured a space-junk target in a first-of-its-kind test of debris-cleanup technology. The test occurred in orbit on Sept. 16, 2018.
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