ESA unveils magnetic space tug to corall broken satellites drifting in space

Japan’s experiment to clean up space debris earlier this year may have ended in failure, but the world’s space agencies haven’t given up on the problem yet. The European Space Agency (ESA) recently proposed using a magnetic space tug to sweep space clean. The method could potentially remove entire broken satellites from space.

Related: Japan’s experimental mission to clean up space junk ends in failure

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