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Posted by: Nova - Sun Jul 11, 2004 10:04 am
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Post    Posted on: Thu Sep 23, 2004 11:30 am
Just thought, when the sun is particularly active, the Earths atmosphere swells, and any debris on a low enough orbit is slowed, and ends up burning up. Is there anyway we could reproduce this in some way? I.e dump a load of gas (which ever you like) that would produce drag on any debris and bring it down?

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Post    Posted on: Thu Sep 23, 2004 11:36 am
To add an idea of infrastructural nature - by magnets and other tools it might be possible to remove space junk from a certain section of the orbits a vehicle has to pass to reach its destination. There may be several sections.

Then the spacecraft itself or the satellites and objects to be placed into these sections only needs a few self-protection-equipment yet.

The "something else" then perhaps might include things until now not considered because of their small size - what might it be?



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