Astroscale’s Servicing Spacecraft Completes Rendezvous Demo

Unable to capture the client because of thruster malfunctions, Astroscale was able to demonstrate a close-approach rendezvous.
Credit: Astroscale concept
Astroscale has completed rendezvous operations with its ELSA-d orbital debris removal demonstration despite losing half the servicing spacecraft’s maneuvering thrusters. The servicer has now been moved a safe distance away from its target satellite while Astroscale assesses the next step. Originally...

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