Airbus Defence and Space is to lead the TeSeR (Technology for Self-Removal of Spacecraft) project to remove space debris from orbit. The project is to design a module that will act as as a removal back-up in the case of a loss of control over a spacecraft.
Airbus Defence and Space will act as the coordinator of the consortium and will be responsible for project management, technical coordination and the development of innovative attitude control systems.
As part of the European Union’s Horizon 2020 research and innovation programme, the TeSeR study programme will receive EU funding of more than €2.8 million and will run through 2018. Airbus Defence and Space will also be investing its own resources in the project.