Cleanspace One - Janitor Satellite in 1:1

Discussion in 'Space & Aeronautics' started by RocketmanTan, Jun 22, 2013.

  1. RocketmanTan

    RocketmanTan Well-Known Member

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    I've always wanted to see actual "labor" spacecraft one day - sort of like a litmus test of how far we've gone with space travel, and Switzerland's "Cleanspace One" certainly caught my eye. a 30x10x10 cm microsatellite, Cleanspace One is designed to be a technology demonstrator of EFPL's janitorial spacecraft, its mission being the retrieval and de-orbiting of one of two of Switzerland's first satellites.

    The parts are pretty much done, and I plan to do the testbuild tomorrow if I don't get back from work so late.
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  2. zathros

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    That's really cool. I think there should be big craft, crewed, doing this. Some of these agencies say there is o real defined mission. Cleaning all the cr@p floating around in orbit would be a good start.

    Great subject!! :)
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    RocketmanTan Well-Known Member

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    So guess who has insomnia and has about two hours before he has to leave for work!

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    forward bus is done:
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    30 x 10 x 10 cm? Seems you could pack dozens into one Arienes rocket and task each separately, creating a man made meteor shower of space junk!!
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    Wouldn't that be something? You get to clear space debris, and you get meteor showers on demand! sign1
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    Engine assembly done:
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    RocketmanTan Well-Known Member

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    Alright, spacecraft bus has been assembled! Now to add the grappler arms.
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    And done. I'll probably put the model up after work tomorrow.
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