Backgrounder: ESA's e.Deorbit debris removal mission

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Backgrounder: ESA's e.Deorbit debris removal mission.

ESA's Clean Space initiative is studying an active debris removal mission called e.Deorbit, which will target an ESA-owned derelict satellite in low orbit, capture it, then safely burn it up in a controlled atmospheric reentry.

e.Deorbit will be the world's first active debris removal mission, and will provide an opportunity for European industries to showcase their technological capabilities to a global audience.

- Read more about e.Deorbit.

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