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British satellite uses big net to test capture of space debris

In order to remove debris orbiting Earth, the RemoveDEBRIS satellite, built by the Surrey Space Centre at the University of Surrey, just successfully tested capture of a target probe with the means of a big net. The British satellite will test more low-key, affordable means of space debris removal using a harpoon to spear objects and a drag sail to slow down debris and make them fall faster to the Earth.