Giant claws in spaaaaace

The European Space Agency (ESA) is planning on deploying a giant-clawed robot scavenger in Earth's orbit that will grab space junk and toss it into a decaying orbit where it will burn up in the Earth's atmosphere.

The ESA has contracted Swiss aeronautics start-up, ClearSpace, to build the claw-ship with plans to launch it in 2025.


Image: ESA