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A massive catapult-like device could soon sling satellites into space

A massive catapult-like device could soon sling satellites into space

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NASA is testing a massive catapult-like device aimed at tossing small satellites into orbit.

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The U.S. space agency is teaming up with California-based company SpinLaunch

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, which is working on a spinning arm that can hurl payloads at incredible speeds into the upper atmosphere and on to space.

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The system is environmentally friendly and could drastically lower the cost of satellites reaching orbit.

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It was in part inspired by the work of American and Canadian researchers more than 50 years ago.

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“It really shows our ability as a species to come up with new and novel ideas,” says York University astronomer Paul Delaney. “It’s very exciting.”

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