4 Critical Tests for a New Spacecraft That Will Clean Up Space Debris

/image/MzA1OTExNg.jpegA spacecraft may soon be able to snare space junk by firing harpoons and nets. A European mission was expected to begin tests in late May of space-age versions of those ancient tools to clean up Earth’s cluttered orbital lanes. To head off future catastrophe, experts from NASA and the European Space Agency have proposed removing 5 to 10 large pieces of debris each year. Read more>>

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