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October 1, 2018 | News

Mission accomplished

Mission accomplished

Surrey Satellite Technology Ltd (SSTL) based at the Research Park has played a major role in a successful experiment to help clean-up space.

RemoveDEBRIS is a satellite designed, built and manufactured by a consortium of leading space companies and research institutions led by the Surrey Space Centre at the University of Surrey. The spacecraft is operated in orbit by engineers from SSTL.

The spacecraft began the experimental phase of its mission on Sunday 16 September, when it used a net to capture a deployed target simulating a piece of space debris, the first demonstration in human history of active debris removal (ADR) technology.

Read more about the experiment here and find out more about SSTL here.