The space junk problem is back in the news.
If we going to colonize the Moon and Mars we will need a lot of materials there, like, metals, wires, batteries, solar panels and more. We have a tons in orbit ( between 100 and 150 tons )and we should try to move the most we can to the moon for recycling!! Instead to build a satellite catcher and bring back to earth to burn on the reentry. Here is one solution could help the space program for the future!! The pictures are on my twitter account-@maxsundance1
Picture 1- SJC received a empty bag.
Picture 2- open bag and start to search for debris and dead satellites.
Picture 3- when bag is full the bag will close.
Picture 4- SJC separate from the bag unit.
Picture 5- bag unit deploying sail.
Picture 6- bag full of debris sailing to the moon.
Picture 7- we just have to send empty bags to the SJC.
Could be used for mining asteroids or get chunks of ice for water.
I thought about the distance between debris, that would be the inefficiency of the idea. I know this is just a hope on a fictional idea.... Laser power beaming is the wireless transfer of energy
( Heat or electricity).
If somehow the laser beam could be magnetized, meaning, the laser beam will attract any ferromagnetic elements toward to the bag of Space Junk Collector and other small debris, like paint chips, gloves etc.... will be incinerated by the laser beam heat.
Note: if laser beam one day could attract ferromagnetic elements, asteroids can be moved to any direction. Don't have to travel far to mining asteroids, they could be pulled from far way.
The most common rock on earth is granite and ferromagnetic elements is very much present on. Laser travel infinitely in the vacuum of space. Again if a laser beam could attract ferromagnetic elements, a laser cannon on a Spaceship could lock the laser beam on a rock planet and be pulled by the planet mass on speeds far faster than we have now.
Science Fiction which I hope come to be real.
Jaime Oliveira https://plus.google.com/photos/...