A small harpoon system, identical to the one in space now on the RemoveDebris satellite, at the European Space Agency project in Stevenage, Britain. Photo: Reuters

UK scientists arm satellites with nets and harpoons in hope of skewering Earth’s space garbage crisis

The RemoveDebris satellite was launched this week, carrying a number of different devices designed to clear the huge amount of junk orbiting the planet

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A small harpoon system, identical to the one in space now on the RemoveDebris satellite, at the European Space Agency project in Stevenage, Britain. Photo: Reuters
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