space junk removal

Drag Sail Success! This Satellite Won't Turn Into Space Junk

The European Space Agency successfully tested a solar-sail-type device to speed up the deorbit time for a used cubesat carrier…

1 year ago

ESA Is Going To Spend $102 Million To Remove a Single Piece of Space Junk

How much would you be willing to spend to remove a piece of space debris?  Does $102 million sound like…

3 years ago

A Cubesat Deployed a De-Orbiting Tether and Now it’s Losing Altitude 24 Times Faster than Before

A company called Tethers Unlimited has deployed its de-orbiting tether in a successful test on the Prox-1 satellite. The satellite…

4 years ago

An Upcoming ESA Mission is Going to Remove one Piece of Space Junk From Orbit

A specialized spacecraft will be sent to orbit by the ESA in 2025 to remove a piece of space debris,…

4 years ago

Can We Use Special Sails To Bring Old Satellites Back Down To Earth?

The growing problem of space debris in LEO (Low-Earth Orbit) is garnering more and more attention. With thousands of satellites…

5 years ago

British Satellite Tests its Space Junk Harpoon

The RemoveDebris spacecraft recently tested out its harpoon, one of the tools it will use to remove space debris from…

5 years ago

A New Solution to the Space Junk Problem. Spacecraft with Plasma Beams to Force Space Junk to Burn Up

A Japanese-Australian team is developing a new way to remove space junk from orbit and sending it harmlessly towards Earth.

5 years ago