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Cosmic Custodian - Cleaning Robot In Space

Cleaning Robot In Space

Engineers are hard at work to develop a cosmic custodian. Satellites are endangered by the 500 thousand pieces of debris in Earth's orbit. e.deorbit is the first active mission set to remove and destroy this space junk. The robot will be tested by removing and abandoned ESA owned satellite in low orbit. The robot will first have to identify and synchronize orbital paths with the satellite.

It will grab ahold of the derelict satellite using a robotic arm or a massive net. e.deorbit will pull the debris into Earth's atmosphere to be incinerated upon reentry. Clean Space is preparing for a projected launch in 2023.