Esa Technologies for Space Debris Remediation

  title={Esa Technologies for Space Debris Remediation},
  author={Kjetil Wormnes and R. Le Letty and Leopold Summerer and R. Schonenborg and Olivier Dubois-Matra and E. Luraschi and Alastair Cropp and Holger Krag and Jos{\'e} Delaval},
Space debris is an existing and growing problem for space operations. Studies show that for a continued use of LEO, 5 – 10 large and strategically chosen debris need to be removed every year. The European Space Agency (ESA) is actively pursuing technologies and systems for space debris removal under its Clean Space initiative. This overview paper describes the activities that are currently ongoing at ESA and that have already been completed. Additionally it outlines the plan for the near future… CONTINUE READING
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