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ESA partners with startup to launch first debris removal mission in 2025 – Space.com

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The recent fall to Earth of a massive Chinese rocket has renewed concerns about the perils of space junk and one project from the European Space Agency might be able to help.
The European Space Agency (ESA) announced plans to launch a space debris
removal mission in 2025 with the help of a Swiss start-up called ClearSpace. The mission, dubbed ClearSpace-1
, will use an experimental, four-armed robot to capture a Vega Secondary Payload Adapter (Vespa) left behind by ESA’s Vega launcher
in 2013….

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