Discussion in 'Science, Math, History and Language Studies' started by BIV, Apr 25, 2013.
I like it.
Shitty article. Is this device designed to pull one satellite into a calculated re-entry trajectory? That seems like a good idea, although expensive and complicated..
Or is it supposed to sweep up tens of thousands of pieces of debris? That seems impossible, to chase after all these randomly orbiting things.
The article implies both functions.
I wonder if it would take less energy to somehow push all this junk out of orbit so it just floats off in space?
Guarantee some "environmentalists" would have an issue with that.
Head it in the direction of the Sun.
It won't be a problem anymore.
After this goes up, we'll all be feasting on space blubber.
No wonder aliens never come to visit. How Earth looks from space:
Replacing a satellite or two if they were to ever be damaged by space debris is a lot cheaper than building a magical space harpoon.
Don't we have lasers now?
If so, my suggestion is lasers.
If not, build some fucking lasers!
Lasers don't move objects, they cut them. What we need is a giant glue gun. Glue all the objects together, into the shape of a cock. Then we have a nice artificial cock shaped second moon.
Nothing will display the masculinity of our species like a giant phallus in the sky. It would be worth the trillions of dollars just to piss off that Canadian feminist from the "Women" thread.
Actually, lasers could be used. Use the right kind of laser to heat one side of the space junk, and the radiated heat could cause a shift in orbit. Time the pulses correctly, and hit the junk just right, and you could knock it out of orbit. NASA has considered a similar concept for redirecting asteroids or comets on a collision course with Earth.
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