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(Japan Daily Press)   Space is big. Really big. We're going to need a bigger magnetic net   (japandailypress.com) divider line 33
    More: Interesting, space junk, orbits, fishnets, Japan Aerospace Exploration Agency, Japan  
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2014-01-14 02:52:06 PM  
That's a very cool idea.  Be interesting to see what tether dynamics happen with that net.
 
2014-01-14 02:53:49 PM  
Ooooo, shiny!
 
2014-01-14 02:55:33 PM  
F*ckin' space... how does it work?
 
2014-01-14 02:57:44 PM  
Someone told them about space whales.
 
2014-01-14 02:59:36 PM  
That's find for Ferrous metals, but I believe much of the junk is non-ferrous metal, for which a magnet will be of little use.
 
2014-01-14 03:02:31 PM  

RightWingWacko: That's find for Ferrous metals, but I believe much of the junk is non-ferrous metal, for which a magnet will be of little use.


This is going after the itty-bitty stuff, which is more likely to be ferrous. Bolts & screws & filings.
 
2014-01-14 03:11:54 PM  

RightWingWacko: That's find for Ferrous metals, but I believe much of the junk is non-ferrous metal, for which a magnet will be of little use.


If the non-ferrous parts are attached to ferrous parts they'll still ferret them out. We should launch more nets to ferret out the ferrous material forthwith!

/Every bit gone helps
 
2014-01-14 03:15:40 PM  
huMONGus big

www.sportsgrid.com
 
2014-01-14 03:22:00 PM  
Oh wow, someone has finally engineered a way around the basic problem of doing anything in space (scale) and designed a net with the thousands of square miles of area it would need to cover to have any appreciable effect? Cool, I wonder what...

(reads TFA)

it will unreel a wire net around 300 meters long that

Ah, So they haven't figured that one out yet. Have fun with your space toothbrush, guys. I appreciate the effort.

/no really, I do
//necessary baby steps and all
 
2014-01-14 03:23:57 PM  
I mean, you may think it's a long way down the road to the chemist's, but that's just peanuts to space.
 
2014-01-14 03:24:17 PM  
I like the laser idea.  Fire a laser at something, which vaporizes part of it pushing it back into the atmosphere or out of an orbit used by satellites.  Last I heard though it had been scrapped as debris de-orbit laser was too close to death from above laser or 'those satellites you guys used to have sure were nice' laser.
 
2014-01-14 03:30:34 PM  

grinding_journalist: Oh wow, someone has finally engineered a way around the basic problem of doing anything in space (scale) and designed a net with the thousands of square miles of area it would need to cover to have any appreciable effect? Cool, I wonder what...

(reads TFA)

it will unreel a wire net around 300 meters long that

Ah, So they haven't figured that one out yet. Have fun with your space toothbrush, guys. I appreciate the effort.

/no really, I do
//necessary baby steps and all


It took 60 years of 80-150 launches/year to create the problem.  It'll take 60 years to solve it.  This is a proof of concept.
 
2014-01-14 03:47:35 PM  

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2014-01-14 04:01:45 PM  
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Approves

 
2014-01-14 04:12:31 PM  
"Space is big. Really big. You just won't believe how vastly, hugely, mind-bogglingly big it is. I mean, you may think it's a long way down the road to the chemist's, but that's just peanuts to space."
- Shia Labeouf
 
2014-01-14 04:14:20 PM  
Jettison Scrap and Salvage flies again?
 
2014-01-14 04:48:43 PM  

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Thanks, now I have to go re-watch that again.
 
2014-01-14 04:51:51 PM  

DerAppie: they'll still ferret them out


We already have space ferrets.
www.thespacereview.com
 
2014-01-14 05:56:59 PM  

Nonrepeating Rotating Binary: [cdn-media.hollywood.com image 562x515]Approves


WHAR SEQUEL?  WHARR?
 
2014-01-14 06:26:04 PM  
What cleanup operations might look like

i.imgur.com
 
2014-01-14 06:55:41 PM  
blog.roadtrippers.com
 
2014-01-14 07:29:26 PM  
All I know is I try to do my part
img.fark.net
 
2014-01-14 07:57:45 PM  

FrancoFile: That's a very cool idea.  Be interesting to see what tether dynamics happen with that net.


In light of how few ferric metals are typically employed in satellites, it would be interesting indeed.
 
2014-01-14 08:10:22 PM  

Valiente: FrancoFile: That's a very cool idea.  Be interesting to see what tether dynamics happen with that net.

In light of how few ferric metals are typically employed in satellites, it would be interesting indeed.


I'm talking about tether effects in the net itself...
 
2014-01-14 08:46:54 PM  

Valiente: FrancoFile: That's a very cool idea.  Be interesting to see what tether dynamics happen with that net.

In light of how few ferric metals are typically employed in satellites, it would be interesting indeed.


These guys are professionals. Of course they have a Plan B for secondary deployment:
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2014-01-14 09:46:49 PM  

Far Cough: I mean, you may think it's a long way down the road to the chemist's, but that's just peanuts to space.


I'm considering for a moment a peanut in Reading, and a small walnut in Johannesburg, and other such dizzying concepts.
 
2014-01-15 12:33:09 AM  
I'm wondering how this is going to work with the Earth's magnetic field. Didn't someone try to launch/reel out a giant cable to see if they could generate power from the magnetic field, only to have some sort of electrical spark or something similar break the tether, sending the cable out on its own? Remember seeing that on some Science Channel program, I think.
 
2014-01-15 02:22:05 AM  
How do I read this in Japanese? :P
 
2014-01-15 03:30:14 AM  

Sqrxz: How do I read this in Japanese? :P


Top to bottom, right to left.
 
2014-01-15 11:05:46 AM  

grinding_journalist: Ah, So they haven't figured that one out yet. Have fun with your space toothbrush, guys. I appreciate the effort.


Subby did mention a bigger net...
 
2014-01-15 03:17:49 PM  
Fark, I am disappoint.

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=hmlrI74fwa0

It's a great big universe
And we're all really puny
We're just tiny little specks
About the size of Mickey Rooney.
It's big and black and inky
And we are small and dinky
It's a big universe and we're not.
 
2014-01-15 05:21:37 PM  

mome23: "Space is big. Really big. You just won't believe how vastly, hugely, mind-bogglingly big it is. I mean, you may think it's a long way down the road to the chemist's, but that's just peanuts to space."
- Shia Labeouf


We have normality.
 
2014-01-15 05:26:41 PM  
Speak for yourself.
 
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