Tuesday, March 30, 2010

Space Sail Could Help End Space Junk

I guess it's no mystery how I feel about space junk. I honestly think that the most dangerous part about going into Earth orbit is not the environment, it's what we have done to that environment that is ultimately so very dangerous.

Well the ESA may have something that will help take care of making any news hazards. They call it The CubeSail. It is designed to help solve the problem of space debris by pushing dead satellites towards the Earth, burning them up harmlessly and getting them out of the way.

Satellite makers will be able to have the CubeSail automatically deploy when the satellite's job is done and the good news is that it should be available in 2011 for deployment.

Dvice article

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