Harpoons, robots, lasers: how to bring defunct satellites and space junk back to Earth  RNZView Full coverage on Google News
Analysis - An estimated 130 million objects smaller than 1cm and 34,000 larger than 10cm are travelling in orbit at speeds of thousands of kilometres per hour, according to the European Space Agency.Analysis - An estimated 130 million objects smaller than 1cm and 34,000 larger than 10cm are travelling in orbit at speeds of thousands of kilometres per hour, according to the European Space Agency.

Harpoons, robots, lasers: how to bring defunct satellites and space junk back to Earth | RNZ News

Researchers are working to come up with ways to mitigate the space junk problem, one of which would use fabrication concepts to reduce the size of debris pieces that make it to Earth.Building smarter could help a lot.

Researchers working to reduce space junk threat, impact | Space