New tool to collect space junk/Nueva herramienta para recoger chatarra espacial

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By now, everyone is aware of the amount of debris orbiting our planet, from the launch in the 1950s of the sputnik satellite to the mega constellations of Elon Musk and Jeff Bezos, the number of remains of launches and of Satellites both in operation and obsolete or damaged increases day by day.

A estas alturas ya todo el mundo es consciente de la cantidad de deshechos que orbitan nuestro planeta, desde el lanzamiento en la década de los 50 del siglo pasado del sputnik hasta las mega constelaciones de Elon Musk y Jeff Bezos, el número de restos de lanzamientos y de satélites tanto en funcionamiento como obsoletos o averiados aumenta de día en día.

To all this we have to add the increasingly minute debris that results from the collisions of existing objects that are very difficult to monitor, as a result we have from objects the size of a 2-decker bus to screws or paint chips that, at the speed of 30,000 km / h they can do a lot of damage.

A todo esto tenemos que añadir los desechos cada vez más diminutos que resultan de las colisiones de los objetos ya existentes que son muy complicados de monitorizar, como resultado tenemos desde objetos del tamaño de un autobús de 2 pisos hasta tornillos o trozos de pintura que, a 30.000 km/h pueden hacer muchísimo daño.


In fact, the international space station (ISS) has to regularly correct its course to avoid crossing the orbit of any of these debris and avoid a collision, but even so there are small pieces of metal that at the speeds at which they move could cause serious damage to the station and its crew.

De hecho la estación espacial internacional (ISS) tiene que corregir regularmente su rumbo para evitar cruzar la órbita de alguno de estos deshechos y evitar la colisión, pero aún así hay pequeños trozos de metal que a las velocidades a las que se mueven podrían causar graves daños a la estación y a sus tripulantes.

Ideas of all kinds have been proposed: nets, harpoons, robotic arms but without much success, the last proposal has been made by the Astroscale company with its ELSA-d project, launched on March 22 and which is currently in the process of orbiting Earth for a demonstration (the -d in the name is demo).

Se han propuesto ideas de todo tipo: redes, arpones, brazos robóticos pero sin mucho éxito, la última propuesta la ha realizado la compañía Astroscale con su proyecto ELSA-d lanzado el pasado 22 de marzo y que en este momento se encuentra dando vueltas a la Tierra para realizar una demostración (la -d del nombre es demo).


ELSA is the acronym for End-of-Life Services by Astroscale and traps debris on the fly with amazing maneuverability to change their orbits or directly launch them against the Earth so that they are destroyed at the entrance to the atmosphere, in the video that I leave you below you can see how well ELSA works.

ELSA es el acrónimo de End-of-Life Services by Astroscale atrapa los desechos al vuelo con una maniobrabilidad asombrosa para cambiar sus órbitas o directamente lanzarlos contra la Tierra para que se destruyan en la entrada a la atmósfera, en el vídeo que os dejo abajo podréis comprobar lo bien que funciona ELSA.

There is no doubt that the idea is very good, if it really works, it will be in high demand from governments and private companies given the fever that has entered everyone to fill the sky with satellites and fill the space with vacation colonies and parks like Disney Word, also with the amount of garbage that there is for a good season.

No cabe duda de que la idea es muy buena, si realmente funciona tendrá mucha demanda de gobiernos y compañías privadas dada la fiebre que les ha entrado a todos por llenar el cielo de satélites y llenar el espacio de colonias de vacaciones y parques temáticos al estilo Disney Word, además con la cantidad de basura que hay tienen para una buena temporada.

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Hola @mauromar, esos extraterrestres si son desaseados…

Due to space junk, at one time we will see a sphere like saturn on earth.

ELSA-d by Astroscale seems to be promissing to deal with the dire situation we all have collectively created in the atmosphere.

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In every day the number of this planet is increasing.
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