|Name||OSCaR (Obsolete Spacecraft Capture and Removal)|
|Units or mass||3U|
|Status||not launched, expected in 2023|
|Organisation||Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute|
|Entity||Academic / Education|
Autonomously seek out, capture, and then de-orbit space debris.
Autonomously seek out, capture, and then de-orbit space debris. One of those CubeSat units will house the “brains” of OSCaR including GPS, data storage, and communication, as well as the power and thermal management systems.
Another will hold propellant and the system’s propulsion module to drive OSCaR forward. The third unit will contain four gun barrels, nets, and tethers to physically capture debris, one piece at a time. This capture module will also have optical, thermal, and RADAR imaging sensors to help OSCaR locate debris in the vastness of its surrounding space.
|Keywords||SSA-Space Situational Awareness, De-orbit device|