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(Axios)   U.S has a cunning plan to clear the space junk orbiting Earth, but it's currently unclear how a dumpster that big will be built   (axios.com) divider line
    More: Interesting, Space debris, Federal government of the United States, President of the United States, Satellite, Washington, D.C., implementation plan, White House, end of last month  
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2022-08-09 8:39:45 AM  
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2022-08-09 9:55:52 AM  
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2022-08-09 10:40:38 AM  
That plan seems to be "research technologies to help us do this"

anyway watch Planetes it's super good
 
2022-08-09 10:43:35 AM  
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2022-08-09 10:44:41 AM  
It is a strange problem to have. The LEO stuff is going to disappear on its own, but debris, sats, and boosters in higher orbit are going to be there for a long time. However that space is really big. The congested space is in LEO. Deorbiting nuts and bolts is going to require future tech. The solution is to stop putting more crap in LEO. Anti-Sat tests are NOT helping.
 
2022-08-09 11:01:37 AM  
Got it!

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2022-08-09 11:24:38 AM  
Instead, like fighting climate change, experts say it will require many nations to come together to establish norms and rules that aggressively target the removal and mitigation of debris.

And we totally banded together took care of climate change.  So, this will be easy.
 
2022-08-09 11:34:53 AM  
Why don't they just shoot it all with the Jewish Space Lasers?
 
2022-08-09 11:36:57 AM  
So in other words the plan is to assemble a blue ribbon commission of top men who will write a report detailing the problem.

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2022-08-09 11:38:42 AM  
Oh sod off, Baldrick.
 
2022-08-09 11:45:33 AM  
Yeah, the idea of capturing debris in space is fun to think about but the reality of matching speed and orbit to capture it makes it really impractical.
 
2022-08-09 11:56:51 AM  
Please!  They already built a dumpster that big!  It's called the $L$.
 
2022-08-09 12:13:53 PM  
"it's currently unclear how a dumpster that big will be built"

It's like they weren't even paying attention for the last 6 years.
 
2022-08-09 12:14:02 PM  

wax_on: Yeah, the idea of capturing debris in space is fun to think about but the reality of matching speed and orbit to capture it makes it really impractical.


Giant magnets.
 
2022-08-09 12:48:19 PM  
There is already some evidence that the Kessler effect - the self-perpetuating creation of debris from uncontrolled collisions of junk - is happening in some orbits, Luc Riesbeck of Astroscale US says.

show your work
 
2022-08-09 12:55:49 PM  
Space Junk (2009 Remaster)
Youtube Z2dcVIEQwEE
 
2022-08-09 1:44:31 PM  
Just dump it in the ocean
 
2022-08-09 2:06:33 PM  
You'd think towing around a big ol' nuclear-powered electromagnet would do the trick
 
2022-08-09 2:40:58 PM  
How big is Mar-A-Lago?
 
2022-08-09 4:18:39 PM  
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2022-08-09 4:19:57 PM  

madgonad: However that space is really big.


Is it any thing like going down the road to the chemist?
 
2022-08-09 4:22:32 PM  
Just do what I do with junk: Put it in the font yard with a sign that says "For Sale : $20."  In a day or two, someone will steal it.
 
2022-08-09 5:38:33 PM  

MythDragon: madgonad: However that space is really big.

Is it any thing like going down the road to the chemist?


That's just peanuts.
 
2022-08-09 6:06:30 PM  

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That plan sucks.
 
2022-08-09 7:31:00 PM  
no. i want kessler syndrome and i don't care about any objections.
 
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