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. By the way, StumbleUpon can also recommend some good Techdirt articles, too.


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    Anonymous Coward, Nov 8th, 2011 @ 10:30pm

    just shoot 'em down with lasers

    There's supposed to be some powerful lasers that'll just zap all that space junk...

     

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      iBelieve, Nov 9th, 2011 @ 8:37am

      Re: just shoot 'em down with lasers

      The thought of some rowdy cowboy like Randy Quaid aiming recklessly into orbital space and indiscriminately taking out the wrong satellite immediately came to mind when I thought about who gets to shoot the lasers!

       

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    iBelieve, Nov 9th, 2011 @ 8:29am

    Space junk poses a greater risk

    Should we ever have the pleasure of actually getting friendly visitors from other solar systems or galaxies, we would all be caught in utter disbelief if their ship was taken out by an obsolete piece of junk that was just hovering around the planet at 17,000+mph.

     

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      Michael Ho (profile), Nov 9th, 2011 @ 4:01pm

      Re: Space junk poses a greater risk

      It would pretty amazing for aliens with the capability of INTERSTELLAR TRAVEL to not have the technology to avoid "space junk"...

       

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    JD Quintinita, Nov 9th, 2011 @ 10:06am

    Space pollution problem? Naw

    Isn't space a vacuum?

     

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