RemoveDEBRIS (RemDeb) [SSTL]
DebrisSat 1 [SSTL]
DebrisSat 2 [SSTL]
RemoveDEBRIS (RemDeb) 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 was launched on the Dragon CRS-14 cargo transporter to the ISS in April 2018, from where it was deployed on 20 June 2018. On 16 September 2018, DebrisSat 1 was deployed and captured with the RemDeb Net, which stayed together in orbit. DebrisSat 2 was deployed on 29 October 2018.
|Type / Application:||Technology|
|Operator:||University of Surrey, SSTL et al.|
|Configuration:||SSTL-42 (SSTL X50) (RemoveDEBRIS); CubeSat (2U) (DebrisSat 1, 2)|
|Power:||Solar cells, batteries (Remove DEBRIS); batteries (DebrisSat 1); solar cells, batteries (DebrisSat 2)|
|Orbit:||401 km × 407 km, 51.64░ (Remove DEBRIS); 398 km × 405 km, 51.65░ (DS1); 398 km × 403 km, 51.64░ (DS2)|
|RemoveDEBRIS (RemDeb)||1998-067NT||02.04.2018||CC SLC-40||Falcon-9 v1.2||with Dragon CRS-14, MISSE-FF 1, ASIM, PFCS, DebrisSat 1, DebrisSat 2, UBAKUSAT, 1KUNS-PF, Iraz˙|
|DebrisSat 1 (RemDeb DS1)||1998-067PM||02.04.2018||CC SLC-40||Falcon-9 v1.2||with Dragon CRS-14, MISSE-FF 1, ASIM, PFCS, RemoveDEBRIS, DebrisSat 2, RemDeb Net, UBAKUSAT, 1KUNS-PF, Iraz˙|
|DebrisSat 2 (RemDeb DS2)||1998-067PR||02.04.2018||CC SLC-40||Falcon-9 v1.2||with Dragon CRS-14, MISSE-FF 1, ASIM, PFCS, RemoveDEBRIS, DebrisSat 1, RemDeb Net, UBAKUSAT, 1KUNS-PF, Iraz˙|
|RemDeb Net||1998-067PM||02.04.2018||CC SLC-40||Falcon-9 v1.2||with Dragon CRS-14, MISSE-FF 1, ASIM, PFCS, RemoveDEBRIS, DebrisSat 1, DebrisSat 2, UBAKUSAT, 1KUNS-PF, Iraz˙|