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Can space debris capture be modeled on surgical grapple baskets?

Can space debris capture be modeled on surgical grapple baskets? Most plans for de-orbiting space debris involve orbital rendezvous and grappling the debris. Grappling an uncooperative, spinning, ...
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Is there an elegant method to stop an asteroid's spin?

There have been proposals to mine asteroids, perhaps after “tugging” them to a more accessible location. As well, proposals have been made to move asteroids which threaten collision with earth. ...
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Orbital Angular Momentum on STK

I want to allign my satellite with the orbital angular momentum vector. Thus, I've computed this vector in a Fixed Coordinate System using the cross product (r x v) between position vector and ...
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