Space debris is a growing threat to current and future space activities. The “ClearSpace-1” project under the Adrios programme, which is partially funded by ESA (European Space Agency), was created with the aim of fostering and developing space debris capture and deorbitation technologies in order to help preserve a sustainable future in space. My mission was to develop a concept study of the capture system in collaboration with the ClearSpace start-up. The four aluminium and rubber robotic arms are designed to be produced in a simple and cost-effective manner. The plates are cut, folded and put under tension to form a light, yet rigid structure.
Diploma project (2020) by Timothée Mion