This capture concept being explored by the European Space Agency's e.Deorbit system study for Active Debris Removal capturing the satellite in a net attached to either a flexible tether (as seen here)... more 
This capture concept being explored by the European Space Agency's e.Deorbit system study for Active Debris Removal capturing the satellite in a net attached to either a flexible tether (as seen here) or a rigid connection. less 
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SPACE.com | Photo By ESA
Wed, Mar 5, 2014 11:20 AM EST