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11
Jun
2019

Dangling tape could be used to de-orbit old satellites

According to NASA, there are over 500,000 pieces of space debris currently orbiting our planet

In order to at least begin addressing the growing problem of space debris, numerous groups are now looking into methods of de-orbiting satellites once their operational lives have ended. One of the latest approaches involves getting the spacecraft to dispense a long strip of sunlight-catching tape, instead of using their own propellant.

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