cleanspace one

In 2018, the first ‘janitor satellite’, designed by the Ecole politechnique federalle de Lausanne (federal politechnic school in Lausanne) will be shot into space by the Swiss Space Systems (S3). The satellite is supposed to clean the earth orbit from ‘space garbage’, so the accumulation of debris is surrounding the earth, as it is a danger to regular satellites and creates a lot of damage when it collides with operating satellites. The CleanSpace One, should take up the debris and then disintegrate it by de-orbiting, destroying the ‘space garbage’ with the heat that is created by re-entering the atmosphere