DebrisSat-1 Satellite

Satellite DebrisSat-1 (DSAT#1, DS1, Net, RemoveDEBRIS, REMDEB-DS1)
Type CubeSat
Units or mass 2U
Status Reentry 2019-03-02. Was operational, battery powered.
Launched 2018-04-02
NORAD ID 43621
Deployer ISIPOD [ISISpace]
Launcher Falcon 9 (CRS-14) (RemoveDEBRIS)
Deployment Deployed from RemoveDEBRIS on 2018-09-16
Organisation SSTL
Institution Company
Entity Commercial
Country UK
Manufacturer AIVT by SSTL
Operator SSTL
Launch brokerer Nanoracks, ISILaunch
Partners Surrey Satellite Technology (SSTL), CASEM, ESL., ISISpace

Targets for space debris demonstration mission.


Inflate a balloon which acts as a deorbiting technology and provides a larger target area. A net is then ejected from the RemoveDEBRIS microsatellite when DS-1 is at 7 m distance. Once the net hits the target, deployment masses at the end of the net wrap around and entangle the target and motor driven winches reel in the neck of the net preventing re-opening of the net. The CubeSat is then left to deorbit at an accelerated rate due to the large surface area of the balloon.

During the net demonstration, two supervision cameras record images which are downloaded afterwards to ground to assess the success of the net demonstration.

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Photo sources [1] [2] [3]
Keywords De-orbit device
On the same launch

Last modified: 2023-06-09

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