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Shizuoka University's STARS X (Space Tethered Autonomous Robotic Satellite X) is a technical demonstration of debris capture using space tether technology by the Shizuoka University. It consists of a Mother Satellite and a Daughter Satellite connected by a tether.

A tether is extended to 1 km in orbit, a robot (climber) moves on it, and a debris capture experiment is performed using a net.

Nation: Japan
Type / Application: Technology
Operator: Shizuoka University
Contractors: Shizuoka University
Power: Solar cells, batteries
Mass: 60 kg
Satellite COSPAR Date LS Launch Vehicle Remarks
STARS X Mother - 2024 with ?, STARS X Daughter
STARS X Daughter - 2024 with ?, STARS X Mother

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