Earth’s first space debris removal mission

Δευτέρα, 17 Μαΐου 2021 11:27

ESA has signed an €86 million contract with an industrial team led by Swiss start-up ClearSpace SA to purchase a unique service: the first-ever removal of an item of space debris from orbit.   As a result, in 2025, ClearSpace will launch the first active debris removal mission, ClearSpace-1, which will rendezvous, capture and take down for reentry the upper part of a Vespa (Vega Secondary Payload Adapter) used with Europe’s Vega launcher. This object was left in an approximately 801 km by 664 km-altitude gradual disposal orbit, complying with space debris mitigation regulations, following the second flight of Vega back in 2013.   ★ Subscribe: and click twice on the bell button to receive our notifications.   Check out our full video catalog: Follow us on Twitter: On Facebook: On Instagram: On Flickr:   We are Europe's gateway to space. Our mission is to shape the development of Europe's space capability and ensure that investment in space continues to deliver benefits to the citizens of Europe and the world. Check out to get up to speed on everything space related.   Copyright information about our videos is available here:   #ESA #SpaceDebris #CleanSpace1

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