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Swiss craft janitor satellites to grab space junk

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posted on Feb, 15 2012 @ 08:26 AM
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news.yahoo.com...

>>Next, the satellite has to be grab hold of and stabilize the debris at high speeds. Scientists are studying how plants and animals grip things as a model for what would be used.

And, finally, CleanSpace One has to be able to take the debris, or unwanted satellites, back into Earth's atmosphere, where they will burn on re-entry.

It only does one? Also wouldn't it be better to direct into space or at the sun? Not saying $11 million sounds that bad but with 500000 pieces of debris up there this sounds like a gov attempt to fix the deficit!




posted on Feb, 15 2012 @ 08:42 AM
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I guess one other thought is what if it grabs the wrong satellite or crashes into one of ours or the chinese or the Russians. I guess I wonder how they confirm what they are doing w Norad ect.

Finally, I didnt know they had a space program. I guess getting it up there is a challenge!



posted on Feb, 15 2012 @ 08:56 AM
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What if this is the swiss's attempt to either steal technology or take out ( accidently ) a certain satellite either for some unseen reason they have or on under the direction of an ally country??? I know its highly far fetched but worse things have been done for weirder reasons you know.



posted on Feb, 15 2012 @ 09:11 AM
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lol for some reason, this just sounds like such a Swiss thing to do


not a bad idea I might add, space Junk is toxic, and will definitely be a problem in the future.



posted on Feb, 15 2012 @ 10:48 AM
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Originally posted by BlackProjects
I guess one other thought is what if it grabs the wrong satellite or crashes into one of ours or the chinese or the Russians. I guess I wonder how they confirm what they are doing w Norad ect.

Finally, I didnt know they had a space program. I guess getting it up there is a challenge!

Ofcourse anything can happen
There is always the Human Factor prone to errors no matter what


I can only see the next employment gold rush....Space Janitors to work abroad Janitor Satellites once many countries decide to tap into this line of business if not launching satellites



posted on Feb, 16 2012 @ 02:42 AM
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No no no no...they are going about it the wrong way! Do not send these toxic chemicals and metal objects back into our atmosphere...collect them in an orbiting recycling center...DUHHH

It cost sooo much to send stuff up there, keep what's there and repurpose it of course.

I want that job!




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