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Energia Orbital Debris Remover
Russian earth environment satellite. Study 1984. A 15 metric ton maneuverable satellite, consisting of an engine unit and a satellite collection mechanism, would maneuver at geosynchronous altitude in orbits with inclinations of between 0 and 14 degrees.

Status: Study 1984. Gross mass: 15,000 kg (33,000 lb).

The spacecraft would collect dead communications satellites and move them from the geosynchronous orbit zone. An operating life of six months was expected.



Family: Earth, Earth environment sat, Geosynchronous orbit. Country: Russia. Launch Vehicles: Energia. Agency: Korolev bureau. Bibliography: 21.

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