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ADRAS-J [Astroscale]

Astroscale Japan’s ADRAS-J (Active Debris Removal by Astroscale-Japan) spacecraft is to demonstrate the core technologies to be used for Active Debris Removal missions.

ADRAS-J was selected by the Japan Aerospace Exploration Agency’s (JAXA) for Phase I of its Commercial Removal of Debris Demonstration Project (CRD2), one of the world’s first technology demonstrations of removing large-scale debris from orbit.

ADRAS-J aims to demonstrate proximity operations and obtain images of a rocket body, delivering observational data to better understand the debris environment.

Nation: Japan
Type / Application: Technology
Operator: Astroscale
Contractors: Astroscale
Equipment: Space Debris Monitor
Power: Solar cells, batteries
Satellite COSPAR Date LS Launch Vehicle Remarks
ADRAS-J - 2023 OnS LC-1 Electron KS

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