The Associated PressCAPE CANAVERAL, Fla. (AP) — A harpoon flung from a satellite has successfully captured a piece of pretend space junk, like a whale.
The British-led experiment is part of an effort to clean up debris in orbit, hundreds of miles above Earth.
The University of Surrey’s Guglielmo Aglietti said that the steel-tipped harpoon scored a bull’s-eye earlier this month. The harpoon — no bigger than a writing pen — pierced an aluminum panel the size of a table tennis racket attached to the end of a satellite boom. T