The e.Deorbit mission objective is to “Remove a single large ESA-owned Space Debris from the LEO protected zone”.

The study aims to achieve a phase-A definition for such mission. It consists of a satellite (chaser) that is launched by a small or medium launcher, performs a rendezvous with the ESA-owned debris (target), captures and removes the target from the LEO protected zone.

The role of Aviospace in the project is the design of the capture mechanism subsystem for the flexible link option.