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The solution, perhaps, will rely on the principle of solar sails.
If this test is successful, solar sail technology could be deployed on future missions as low-cost, propellant-free propulsion to explore planets and moons in our Solar System.
There are other proposals for getting rid of space junk, like attaching giant tethers to them and sending them careening into the atmosphere, targeted air puffs that induce drag, and solar sails.
An electric solar wind sail is nothing like a traditional solar sail, which is a large reflective surface that is propelled when hit by photons, either from the sun's light or from an artificial source such as a laser.
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