‘Space nets’ aim to capture threats to satellites and spacecraft

March 26, 2015 4:33 PM

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‘Space nets’ aim to capture threats to satellites and spacecraft

One capture concept being explored through ESA's e.Deorbit system study for Active Debris Removal - capturing the satellite in a net attached to either a flexible tether (as seen here) or a rigid connection. (ESA)

Technology thousands of years old has been overhauled to capture threats to space hardware.

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