posted on Aug, 2 2009 @ 04:41 AM
A junk vaporizing solar powered high intensity laser for the small junks.
Little tractor bots for the big junks which drags them to the Pitcher satellite.
The Pitcher satellite takes the big junks and shoots them up to a catcher satellite which is at high enough altitude to be in permanent orbit. The
junks they are stored at the proper altitude and location over a geosynchronous point to be used later as ballast for the space elevator.
The bouncer also serves as a refueling station for the tractor bots, and the laser bot's engines.
When the tractor bots are no longer needed for cleaning duty, they are sent to the nearest asteroid belt to begin bringing back metallic asteroids to
add to the depot of materials at the space elevator site, they will later be used in manufacuring the space elevator and more sophisticated mining
bots in space.
[edit on 2-8-2009 by Cyberbian]