Swiss startup edges closer to first-ever space debris collection #GeekLeap

The primary energetic elimination of house particles has moved nearer to lift-off after a brand new deal was inked on the landmark mission.

Swiss startup ClearSpace and French rocket large Arianespace as we speak introduced {that a} launch contract has been signed for the task.

The mission, named ClearSpace-1, goals to seize and deorbit a piece of rubbish weighing over 100 kg. To begin, the trash-collecting spacecraft shall be launched right into a sun-synchronous orbit by the brand new European mild launcher Vega C.

After commissioning and important assessments, the spacecraft shall be raised to the goal litter, which shall be disposed of by way of an atmospheric reentry.  

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The launch is scheduled for no sooner than the second half of 2026.

Artist's impression of Vega C launching ClearSpace-1