"We’ve been shooting large metal objects into space since 1957.
Satellites, rockets, space stations, missiles. So it’s no wonder that a
garbage truck is set to launch in 2025 to start cleaning up the mess.
The pioneering ClearSpace device is designed to locate, capture and
remove large items that threaten to crash into the satellites orbiting
the planet. The problem, experts say, is that there’s probably more than
34,000 pieces of space junk larger that 10 centimeters — and all of it
is a hazard."
Via The RISKS digest vol 31 issue 61:
*** Xanni ***
Chief Scientist, Xanadu
Partner, Glass Wings
Manager, Serious Cybernetics