Net Captures Target In Orbital Debris Removal Demo

Credit: Surrey Space Center
Using an onboard net, Europe’s RemoveDEBRIS satellite has conducted the first-ever in-orbit demonstration of active space debris removal. On Sept. 16, the experimental satellite used the net to capture a deployed target simulating a piece of debris. The cubesat-sized target had earlier been released...
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