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The Space Debris Problem: Can a shuttle-style spaceplane even make a dent in it?

It would make no sense to use such a large object. Because once in the orbit with the space debris propellants would have to be supplied to reduce its own orbit (as well as that of the debris). Those ...
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Non-parallel Spaceplane staging?

Here are some UK-centric designs: Parallel - MUSTARD 1 Piggy back - Interim HOTOL, Space Cabb, AFRL SABRE concept 2Y Underslung - Orbital Accessiii Underwing - Virgin Galactic* Payload bay - CNES ...

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