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Friday, May 17, 2013
Orbital Garbage Collector
This concept for a space debris collection and recycling
ship from artist Vaughan Ling shows one potential way of taking care of all the
This space debris collector is purely conceptual (Hollywood style) but I did research into the technologies
being used or proposed to combat the very real problem of space debris today,
including VASIMR plasma rockets, solar sails, deployable balloons, aerogel
nets, ground based lasers etc.
My fantasy concept is a system composed of the collector, a
net dispenser and a recycling station in low earth orbit. Considering the
launch cost can range from $4-5k per pound, not including the precious metals
often used for satellite constrution, I thought that recycling could be a viable
business one day. The collector would use nuclear power + highly efficient
VASIMR rockets for propulsion and a detachable holding bay for dropping off at
the station plus an arm similar to Canadarm on the space shuttle and ISS.