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Saturday October 22, 2011

DARPA Proposes Satellite Recycling 'Phoenix' Program

DARPA is getting into the recycling business and they don’t do anything in a small way. DARPA is planning on recycling satellites in Earth orbit for reuse on future missions. The recycling project will take the creation of new technology to retrieve and harvest the space junk.

"Satellites in GEO are not designed to be disassembled or repaired, so it's not a matter of simply removing some nuts and bolts," said David Barnhart, DARPA program manager.