OSCaR (Obsolete Spacecraft Capture and Removal)

OSCaR (Obsolete Spacecraft Capture and Removal)
Name OSCaR (Obsolete Spacecraft Capture and Removal)
Type CubeSat
Units or mass 3U
Status not launched, expected in 2023
Organisation Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute
Institution University
Entity Academic / Education
Nation US
Oneliner

Autonomously seek out, capture, and then de-orbit space debris.

Description

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.

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Keywords SSA-Space Situational Awareness, De-orbit device

Last modified: 2022-12-29
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