Solving the space debris problem may require lasers and space tugs, NASA says

A new NASA report finds that the space debris problem could be greatly reduced in just 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 relatively low cost and at high speed if operators focus on removing the smallest pieces or larger satellites out of the way of a collision to push report of March 10th (opens in new tab) Conditions.

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