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astronautix.com Energia Orbital Debris Remover


Class: Earth. Type: Environmental. Nation: Russia. Manufacturer: RKK Energia.

A 15 tonne maneuverable satellite, consisting of an engine unit and a satellite collection mechanism, would maneeuver at geosynchronous altitude in orbits with inclintions of between 0 and 14 degrees. The spacecraft would collect dead communications satellites and move them from the geosynchronous orbit zone. An operating life of six months was expected.


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