DebrisSat 1 [SSTL]
DebrisSat 2 [SSTL]
RemoveDEBRIS is a microsatellite built by SSTL to perform key Active Debris Removal (ADR) technology demonstrations (e.g capture, deorbiting) representative of an operational scenario during a low-cost mission using novel key technologies for ADR.
Several organisations from several countries are involved:
SSTL is designing and manufacturing a satellite platform, based on the SSTL-50, that will release, capture and deorbit two space debris targets, called DebriSATs, in sequence using various rendezvous, capture and deorbiting technologies thus demonstrating in orbit, key ADR technologies for future missions.
RemoveDEBRIS will demonstrate following technologies:
The satellite will be launched on a cargo transporter to the ISS in 2017, from where it will be deployed.
|Type / Application:||Technology|
|Operator:||University of Surrey, SSTL et al.|
|Configuration:||SSTL X50 (RemoveDEBRIS); CubeSat (2U) (DebrisSat 1, 2)|
|Power:||Solar cells, batteries (Remove DEBRIS); batteries (DebrisSat 1); solar cells, batteries (DebrisSat 2)|
|Orbit:||400 km × 400 km, 51°|
|RemoveDEBRIS||-||2017||with ?, DebrisSat 1, DebrisSat 2|
|DebrisSat 1||-||2017||with ?, RemoveDEBRIS, DebrisSat 1|
|DebrisSat 2||-||2017||with ?, RemoveDEBRIS, DebrisSat 2|