SpaceX’s Starship spacecraft could one day gobble and clean up space debris, affirmed Elon Musk in a post on Twitter. This statement was considering a request by a Twitter user @REQNews who asked with respect to whether SpaceX had contemplated a type of tech to make the room junk that as of now drifts in Earth’s orbit.
The individual tweeted, responding to Musk’s original post of an image of Starlink cover showing transfer orbit from Earth to Mars, “Hi Elon outside of Starlink which you changed orbit to lessen the impact (Kessler condition), has SpaceX considered any way to deal with endeavor to at last assemble Space debris? since it could directly impact its business later if it gains out of force.” Responding to this, Elon Musk tweeted expressing, “To be sure, we can fly Starship around space and gobble up debris with the moving fairing entrance.”
If you were mulling over whether this can really happen, something practically indistinguishable was expressed by SpaceX president Gwynne Shotwell, in a conversation with Time Magazine in October last year where she uncovered that Starship has the ability to store the deny in its cargo gulf and return it to Earth. Shotwell, by then, ensured that in spite of the way that it won’t be not hard to execute, it offers the shot at doing that. This most probably is a respectable sign considering a large number of SpaceX’s Starlink satellites could add to this with thousands more to be added (around 42,000) as soon as possible before the year’s more than 2027.