Space harpoon test for orbital junk
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Space harpoon test for orbital junk

Aerospace company Airbus is developing a large projectile to snare rogue or redundant satellites. This test shows the 2.2kg harpoon being fired into a target that is representative of the type material used to make spacecraft structures. The video has been slowed down. The real flight velocity is 25m per second.

  • 15 Mar 2018