back to article ESA decupboards asteroid-dusting brush-o-matic

The European Space Agency is poised to conduct zero-grav tests on an impressively brushy "asteroid cleaner". The asteroid cleaner. Pic: Added Value Solutions The space brush-o-matic. Pic: Added Value Solutions As you can see, the prototype space brush-o-matic - designed and lovingly built by Spanish outfit Added Value …

  1. dunbankin

    Wake up!

    You're five days late with this...!

  2. dotdavid

    " designed and lovingly built by Spanish outfit Added Value Solutions"

    What an excellent name. If the space sweeper business doesn't work out you could literally create and sell almost anything and the company name would still work.

    1. Anonymous Coward
      Anonymous Coward

      A step up for Howard from his previous role as space plumber?

    2. Francis Boyle

      On the contrary

      The only business they have any business being in is chemical supplies.

  3. Andy The Hat Silver badge

    Reg measurements?

    "A few 0.001mm"?

    Perhaps 'a few microns' would be more appropriate?

    Or, to use standard units in a really annoying way, 'up to a hundred times smaller than the thickness of a human hair'?

    1. allthecoolshortnamesweretaken

      Re: Reg measurements?

      0.000071 Linguine, more like.

  4. M7S

    Shame it isn't spherical - they could have named it after a mathematician

    Perhaps "Dyson"

  5. kryptonaut


    If Dougal from the Magic Roundabout went to a Star Wars convention, this is what he'd look like.

  6. Ugotta B. Kiddingme

    Space Roomba?

    If built larger and somewhat sturdier, that would be useful in cleaning up LEO*

    * no icon because only HALF joking...

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