Sep 08 2007

Space Junk

Published by at 12:36 pm under Astrophysics

One way to focus gravity may be through the use of a series of superconducting rings and/or electromagnets.  Two or three pivoting stations on earth, with the right tracking system, could be used to track a piece of junk and pull it down into the atmosphere to burn up or land in an ocean.  For items in geostationary orbit, these stations would have to be mobile.  Of course it would take a whole team of scientists and engineers to get this working.

There are other applications relating to this little entry that most intelligent people reading this could surmise.

6 responses so far

6 Responses to “Space Junk”

  1. Danielon 26 Sep 2007 at 10:11 pm

    Being able to focus gravity would open the door to countless new possibilities. If you could focus and direct gravity, you could potentially use it push things up as well. Imagine a zero energy space launch. Focused and directed gravity could be used in power production as well. Again, the possibilities would be endless.

  2. Kevinon 29 Sep 2007 at 12:40 pm

    With the debate going on right now about space based weapons, who will first wake up and start doing the work to enable us to pull weapons out of space? Spaced based weapons could become obsolete before they are ever deployed.

  3. Carlon 25 Oct 2007 at 10:26 am

    Interesting possibilities in the area of space travel , too. It’s almost a joke to even mention specific applications, because the possibilities are practically endless; truly vast potential.

  4. Kevinon 25 Oct 2007 at 6:38 pm

    I calculate 166 W/m^2 at the surface of the earth, which at the subatomic level is a background energy that operates in a vacuum.

  5. Carlon 25 Oct 2007 at 7:11 pm

    That makes sense, I just don’t understand most of the details and less of the math, so I don’t know where to draw the line ;]

  6. Kevinon 21 Feb 2009 at 8:35 pm

    A type of device has been conceived to be used to clear orbital space debris. The physical principles are known, though there are engineering and manufacturing challenges to be overcome. My friends advise me not to reveal the details publicly, but rather to file a patent disclosure.

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