Russian start-up wants to clean space junk with foam ‘spiderwebs’

Published June 16, 2020


Forbes quotes John L. Crassidis, Samuel P. Capen Professor in the Department of Mechanical and Aerospace Engineering, in a story on a Russian startup that's spraying space junk with polymeric foam that will then sink safely and burn up in Earth’s atmosphere.

“It works on the well-known process of increasing a debris surface area in order to increase its drag, and thus make it re-enter the Earth’s atmosphere and burn up faster,” Crassidis tells Forbes.

Read the article here.