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United States Patent Application: 0120241562
Boeing patent app for a counter orbit based orbital debris removal system, by launching targeted gas clouds at specific debris in a counter orbit so it doesn't destructively provide an impulse, so it doesn't further increase the microdebris issues. I wonder if it's reasonable to do the gas cloud injection/release via a targeted suborbital hop by a rocket/spaceplane (which would double as a deorbiting burn for the gas cloud launcher)
orbital  space  debris  removal  Boeing  patent  counter  orbit  temporary  gas  cloud  launcher  targeted  aerodynamic  drag  Delicious 
october 2012 by asteroza

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