Summary #1386

The European Space Agency Is Going to Use a Giant Claw to Grab Space Junk
  • They’ll start in 2025, with a mission to catch a small-satellite-size device remaining from a 2013 mission, and perform controlled atmospheric reentry.
  • The mission, codename ClearSpace-1, will demonstrate if it’s possible to safely bring back space debris.
  • This is an important milestone for establishing a new commercial market for cleaning space.


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