Solving space junk problem may require lasers and space tugs, NASA says

A new NASA report finds that the space debris problem could be significantly reduced in as little as 10 years, with a little help from lasers or space tugs.

Dealing with the many thousands of pieces of space debris generated by more than 60 years of rocket launches could be done at a relevantly low cost and fast speed if operators focus on removing the smallest pieces or pushing larger satellites out of the way of collision, 10. March report (opens in new tab) states.

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