Discuss: Dealing With Debris

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Discuss: Dealing With Debris
« on: 14/12/2012 12:06:41 »
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Re: Discuss: Dealing With Debris
« Reply #1 on: 22/12/2012 05:36:46 »
How big would a recovery satellite have to be?

Is it possible to make a super-efficient automated engine, say 100 kilos, or less that could attach onto a small piece of debris and destabilize the orbit?  Thus, one launch could send out multiple recovery modules, or perhaps it could be part of a different package.

Perhaps re-purpose booster modules to pick up a chunk of debris before returning to Earth.