Presentation Study of the demonstration and practical mission scenarios for Active Debris Removal

Okamoto, Hiroyuki  ,  Yamamoto, Toru  ,  Kawamoto, Satomi  ,  Aoyama, Junichi  ,  Debris removal technology research team  ,  岡本, 博之  ,  山元, 透  ,  河本, 聡美  ,  青山, 順一  ,  デブリ除去技術の研究チーム

The mission scenarios for the practical active debris removal (ADR) and the ADR demonstration, that leads to the practical one, have been studied. Since ADR is a necessary operation not only for the orbital debris environment, but also for the sustainable development of the global space activity, it is assumed to be conducted with a multi-national cooperation under the international framework of the space debris remediation which will be developed in the future. It is important to conduct actual ADR for advancing international ADR activity. So, the step by step phases are assumed in this scenario. In this scenario, starting from ① domestic inert rocket upper stages as a first ADR target, ② the large rocket upper stages in the crowded orbit region, which are thought to be most effective ADR targets, will be removed. ③Mega constellation has some impact on the debris environment, but this target has the different nature from the rocket upper stage in terms of the ADR technology. We are studying the ADR demonstration mission of the 200kg class of small satellite by which we will show the ADR within a reasonable cost. The target schedule of the demonstration mission is in 2020 fiscal year preliminary.
Meeting Information: The 7th Space Debris Workshop (October 18-20, 2016. Chofu Aerospace Center, Japan Aerospace Exploration Agency (JAXA)(CAC)), Chofu, Tokyo, Japan
Physical characteristics: Original contains color illustrations
会議情報: 第7回スペースデブリワークショップ (2016年10月18-20日. 宇宙航空研究開発機構調布航空宇宙センター(JAXA)(CAC)), 調布市, 東京
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