Tentacle-like mechanical arms that can 'embrace' dead satellites and bring them out of orbit are among the new technologies proposed by ESA to tackle Earth's space junk problem | WHAT REALLY HAPPENED

Tentacle-like mechanical arms that can 'embrace' dead satellites and bring them out of orbit are among the new technologies proposed by ESA to tackle Earth's space junk problem

The agency will spend nearly £350million on space safety programmes - including clearing up space - over the next five years.

One of the ESA missions would involve using tentacle-like mechanical arms to embrace a dead satellite and drag it out of orbit.

The agency are considering several different technologies to achieve their goal including using a net, a harpoon and a satellite with a robotic arm attached.

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