CAMPAFF CAMPAIGN, Florida – Harpun, thrown out by a satellite, has successfully seized a piece of space garbage, such as a whale.
The British experiment is part of the effort to clean debris in orbit, hundreds. Guglielmo Aglietti of Surrey University said on Friday that the steel harpoon had bullged last Friday.
The hamper – no bigger than the pen – has pierced an aluminum panel with the size of a table tennis racket attached to the end of a satellite boom. The distance was only 5 feet, but the researchers were delighted.
The video shows the spear slamming into the target and pulling it off the hood, then the harpoon cable tangles around the dart.
Alieli said much bigger. The hamper will be needed to capture a truly dead companion ̵
Thousands of old satellite and missile parts and another round of junk Earth, a potential threat to working spacecraft, including the International Space Station.
The same team uses a network to capture a piece of space rubbish in a test last September.
In December, they traced a small satellite ejected from the mother ship using lasers. so far, we've done three experiments, and all three have worked, "said Aglieetti on the phone from England.
It remains only that the 250-mile high satellite to enter the atmosphere again and burn.
The experiment was put on sp
A man who stifles a mountain lion tells of an attack