We design, agile satellites able to find, capture and remove non-functioning or unresponsive satellites from their orbits in space.
- In-Space Transportation
- Active Debris Removal (ADR)
- End of Life (EOL)
- 3) Development
- First launch
The European Space Agency signed a debris-removal contract with Swiss startup ClearSpace tasking the company with deorbiting a substantial piece of a Vega rocket left in orbit in 2013.
The mission, dubbed ClearSpace-1, is slated to launch in 2025 to capture and deorbit a 100-kilogram Vespa payload adapter an Arianespace Vega left in orbit after deploying ESA’s Proba-V remote-sensing satellite. ClearSpace will lead a consortium of European companies in building a spacecraft equipped with four robotic arms to capture debris and drag it into Earth’s atmosphere.
Selected the Airbus "Flexible LEO Platform" (FLP2) as base for the Core Avionics and for the Flight Software of the Chaser Spacecraft.
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