Research and Application News
RemoveDEBRIS wins Aviation Week Annual Laureate & Sir Arthur C Clarke Award
25 November 2019
We are delighted to announce that the RemoveDEBRIS consortium has won two Awards! This is worthy recognition for the innovative RemoveDEBRIS mission which was launched in 2018 and has performed four active space debris removal technology demonstrations, testing novel technologies, representative of an operational scenario during a low-cost mission.
SSTL designed and manufactured the Remove Debris satellite platform which hosted the payloads for use in the debris removal demonstrations. These payloads, or technical content within them, were produced by mission partners Airbus, ArianeGroup, CSEM, Inria, ISIS, SSC, and Stellenbosch University. The RemoveDEBRIS spacecraft is operated in orbit by SSTL's engineers from our Spacecraft Operations Centre in Guildford.
Image credit: SSTL - RemoveDEBRIS SSTL team