// PIONEERING A NEW AREA OF SUSTAINABLE SPACE EXPLORATION
ClearSpace-1: A world-first mission to remove a debris from Earth orbit
// WE NEED MORE SPACE
Clearing the way for the future of space exploration
Humanity’s journey to explore space is threatened by the very debris we’ve left behind. The ClearSpace-1 mission will remove debris and reduce the risk of collision and make space a safer place for future generations.
The launch rate of new satellites is exploding to respond to the growing demand for satellite-based services and applications such as telecommunication and earth observation. At the same time the number of space debris is rapidly growing. It is time to act!
// THE CLEARSPACE-1 MISSION
Building pioneering technologies for a world’s first
In the past, abandoned and damaged satellites in orbit have been manually captured and repaired through astronaut-led missions using the space shuttle.
ClearSpace is now building the technology to tend to space debris autonomously. The goal is to capture them, to either remove them from orbit, or to refuel them to extend their life.
ClearSpace has brought together an experienced team of 90 pioneers to develop advanced technologies that will pave the way for future debris removal efforts, ensuring the sustainability of space exploration.
Join us to make history by creating a safer, more sustainable future for space exploration.
// ESA and its member States leadership
Bold actions speak louder than words
Throughout the space exploration history, ESA has played a significant role in advancing the global effort to ensure the long-term sustainability of space activities. In 2020, ESA and 8 member states have taken a bold step forward and mandated the first debris removal mission in history to ClearSpace with the objective to remove an ESA owned derelict object from orbit and pave the way toward a new normal.
// SUSTAINABILITY IN SPACE
A path to a sustainable future
ClearSpace is actively advancing its technological capabilities and strategising upcoming missions beyond ClearSpace-1. These future missions will encompass a wider range of in-orbit services, including repairing, refueling, and refurbishing unoperational satellites, in addition to removing derelict objects.
// to shape the future of sustainable space operations
CLEARSPACE is leading the development of in-orbit services
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