Capture and De-orbiting Technologies (CADET)

The project aims to develop and demonstrate, by the development of ground functional breadboards, key technologies for ADR, including the capture systems and a vision based navigation system, including target in-situ recognition and properties assessment.

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In the frame of different non cooperative target or debris processing systems, the capture device insures the attachment during the whole for re-entry or orbit altitude increase process.

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Heavy Active Debris Removal (HADR)

The project was performed by Aviospace with a close focus on the development of capture system concepts and technologies, and included the participation to an Astrium-internal Concurrent Engineering activity, aiming to define and develop several different ADR mission and system concepts.