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DOCKING WITH LARGE SPACE DEBRIS Attitude Control Design Jannick Habets, MSc Aerospace Engineering, TU Delft

Space debris has become a major issue for the space industry over the last few years. The unexpected loss of contact with ENVISAT, the European Space Agency's (ESA) largest environmental spacecraft, increases the probability of future collisions. Therefore, ESA is investigating numerous removal options to retrieve this large piece of space debris. 12

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ow does one remove space debris? Options range from solar sails to sling shots and from tentacles to tethers. Some are more suited for small debris and some for large debris. One of the most prom-

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Leonardo Times April 2016  

Leonardo Times April 2016  

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