Astroscale Completes First Phase of Orbital Debris Demo

The capture mechanism was extended to separate the client from the servicer for subsequent capture.
Credit: Astroscale
Startup Astroscale’s ELSA-d orbital debris removal demonstration has accomplished its first key goal, with the servicer satellite showing how it would capture a defunct spacecraft. Completion of the task paves the way for the remainder of Astroscale’s end-of-life services demonstration. When ELSA-d...

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