How ‘A Pac-Man' Satellite Will Gobble Up Space Debris | Video
By Steve Spaleta, Space.com Senior Producer |
In order to begin addressing looming problem of human-created orbital debris, the Swiss Clean Space One project is developing a satellite to capture a test Cubesat. Researchers at eSpace, Ecole Polytechnique Fédérale de Lausanne's (EPFL) Center for Space Engineering and Signal Processing 5 Laboratory and HES-SO University of Applied Sciences and Arts Western Switzerland hope their mission will prove viable target acquisition and capture techniques.
credit : École polytechnique fédérale de Lausanne (EPFL)