Anomalies Halt Astroscale Orbital Debris Capture Demo

The ELSA-d servicer satellite and smaller client spacecraft remain operational and safely separated, Astroscale said.
Credit: Astroscale concept
Space debris removal startup Astroscale has halted an autonomous capture demonstration in low Earth orbit after detecting anomalous spacecraft conditions. The company on Jan. 26 said it was continuing with the ELSA-d demonstration mission as the problem is investigated. ELSA-d comprises a servicer...

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