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Sunday, October 23, 2011

Boing Boing

Boing Boing: "swarming robot space vampires" (in JWZ's evocative phrasing) to disassemble and harvest valuable components from decommissioned satellites before they're deorbited, to use as spare parts for the stuff that's still functional:

More than $300 billion worth of satellites are estimated to be in the geosynchronous orbit (GEO—22,000 miles above the earth). Many of these satellites have been retired"

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