DailyDirt: Look Up, Look Down All Around, Hey Satellite...
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Sending stuff up into space is one of the coolest things people have figured out how to do. And just like other technologies, we haven't quite figured out how to deal with the mess we've created from it. Here are just a few interesting links on some nifty space projects for making satellites smarter and more sustainable.
- DARPA’s Phoenix program wants to turn orbiting space debris into usable satellites. Great! A step towards creating a Nomad satellite that will have to be talked into a logic trap for self-destruction... [url]
- There's a pollution problem caused by putting satellites into space, and the space junk is building up without many good ways to clean it up. Outer space is unimaginably vast, but the amount of it that is useful for geosynchronous orbit is finite (and becoming harder to use now). [url]
- Autonomous satellites and spacecraft are learning to control themselves in a solar system simulator. The project actually sounds like a really expensive version of Logo and Turtle. [url]
- To discover more links on space exploration, check out what's floating around in StumbleUpon universe. [url]