Q. “Harpoon Capture” is recently in news, is related to which of the following?
- A harpoon designed to capture orbital junk has been successfully tested in space for the first time as part of the active debris-removal demonstration mission called Remove Debris.
- The pen-size titanium harpoon developed by Airbus engineers in the U.K. was fired into an aluminum target, which extended from the spacecraft attached to a carbonfiber boom.
- During the test, it successfully snagged the target out of orbit and reeled it back to the main spacecraft.
Source: ForumIAS factly