“The RemoveDEBRIS satellite, one of the world’s first attempts to address the build-up of dangerous space debris, has successfully used its on-board harpoon-capture system in orbit.

The Airbus-designed harpoon featured a 1.5 metre boom deployed from the main spacecraft, with a piece of satellite panel on the end. The harpoon was fired at 20 metres/second to penetrate the target and demonstrate its ability to capture debris.

This marks the third successful experiment…”

Source: https://www.futuretimeline.net/blog/2019/02/17.htm