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Bare electrodynamic tethers: thin as a rail, strong as a rock

Bare electrodynamic tethers: thin as a rail, strong as a rock

(Nanowerk News) Satellite de-orbiting and re-entry is essential to halt the continuous increase in orbital space debris. The BETS project, which ends this month, is making waves with a new tether solution that is faster and more resistant to damage than any other existing technology.
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A clean Earth orbit could be considered as a finish line on the journey towards improved space asset safety. But to get there stakeholders still need to answer three questions: how do we stop waste from accumulating in space, how do we get rid of existing debris and, once this is all done, how do we keep space tidy.

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May 27, 2014

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