In Europe, work has begun on the design of systems for the Clearspace-1 apparatus. It is designed to clean up space debris. Earlier, the competition for the creation of the apparatus was won by a private consortium led by ClearSpace SA, a subsidiary of the Polytechnic School of Lausanne (EPFL). It also includes Airbus, OHB, Deimos, APCO, and others. Signing of a contract for the creation and launch of an apparatus for cleaning orbits from space debris The robots will take out of orbit spent and broken satellites, as well as large pieces of space debris that can break into hundreds of small debris. The sensors will detect objects and capture using four manipulators. First, it is planned to remove the adapter for the useful Vespa (Vega Secondary Payload Adapter), which was used on the Vega rocket in 2013.

Source: TASS