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ESA Euronews: What can be done about space debris?

Space debris has become a pressing issue, with objects in orbit flying out of control, posing a risk to satellites and to astronauts. Last month, Jeremy Wilks and its filming crew attended the Clean Space Industrial Day,...

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System approach and its use in Clean Space

It might sound very ambitious to design technologies that will allow satellites to take care of their end-of-life and to reduce the environmental impact of space missions. But here at Clean Space, we feel that we can...

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Space debris: catch it if we can

Some of them are as large as cars or even buses, they tumble uncontrollably, and they move faster than a speeding bullet, so how do you catch one? “They” are space debris, and you have to remove...

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Thomas Pesquet features in space debris video

On Friday 13 January 2017, Thomas Pesquet – the French astronaut currently flying over our heads in the International Space Station – performed a successful spacewalk. If you followed the resulting comments and questions on social media,...

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eDeorbit: ESA’s active debris removal mission

ESA’s Clean Space initiative is studying an active debris removal mission called e.Deorbit, which will target an ESA-owned derelict satellite in low orbit, capture it, then safely burn it up in a controlled atmospheric reentry. e.Deorbit will...

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e.Deorbit | Want to snag a satellite? Try a fishing net...

One of the promising capture methods currently being studied by ESA is the use of nets to capture non-cooperative space debris. This technology is also being explored for use in other domains. Recently experts from Michigan Technological...

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Debris | The space debris story

All you ever wanted to know about space debris The story of space debris highlights the unintended consequences of intense spaceflight activity during the past 60 years. Space activities lead to a growing population of debris objects...