A beautiful way to clean up Space Junk

GAC was featured in Fast Company Magazine regarding GOLD (Gossamer Orbit Lowering Device) and the methods to clean up Space Junk.

From the article:

Space junk is everything from spent rocket upper-stages that measure meters across, to lost bags of tools let go astronauts, to shattered Chinese satellites to flecks of paint moving at 25 times the speed of sound. Under the wrong any piece of junk could kill a perfectly good satellite or even an unlucky space-walker. How should we prevent dead adding to this dangerous cloud of debris?

Dr. Kristen Gates has one idea, and it’s beautiful and simple. It’s dubbed GOLD–the Gossamer Orbit Lowering been revealed at the “Artificial and Natural Space Debris” session of the AIAA Astrodynamics Specialists Conference.

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