Space Orders: ClearSpace books Arianespace Vega C for debris removal mission

by | May 9, 2023 | Satellites

Swiss debris company ClearSpace has signed a launch contract with Arianespace to use the Vega C launcher for its first debris removal mission.

The ClearSpace-1 mission will be launched in the second half of 2026 from Europe’s Spaceport in French Guiana. It will de-orbit the upper part of a Vespa (Vega Secondary Payload Adapter) which was left in orbit during the second flight of a Vega launcher in 2013.

An artistic impression of the Arianespace VEGA C preparing to launch the ClearSpace-1 mission, planned for 2026. Courtesy: ClearSpace.

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