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Airbus Defence And Space Will Lead Project TeSer, Prevent Spacecraft Collisions With Space Debris

First Posted: May 10, 2016 06:12 AM EDT
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The Airbus Defence and Space, which is the world's second largest space company, will pilot the project TeSer (Technology for Self-Removal of Spacecraft) team to build a technology that will reduce the risk of spacecraft collisions with the debris in space.

The company together with the European partners will develop a prototype for highly dependable and cost-efficient module. This is to guarantee that future spacecraft will not undergo collision risk once they reached the end of their nominal operational lifetime or might experience an in-service failure. It could also serve as a removal back-up in case there is a loss of control over a spacecraft, according to Airbus Defence and Space. 

The TeSer project aims for a sustainable space environment for future generation. This is because the space debris threatens the space-based infrastructure. The orbital space is being congested too.

The TeSer project will receive an EU funding of over than 2.8 million pounds. It would probably release in 2018. This is under the Grant Agreement No.687295, which is the part of the European Union's Horizon 2020 research and innovation programme.

The Airbus Defence and Space is the Europe's top defence and space enterprise. It is a division of the Airbus Group. It is responsible for defence and aerospace services and products. It was founded in January 2014. Its activities involve military aircraft, space and related systems and services. It has 38,000 employees and has generated revenues of more than 13 billion Euros in 2015. 

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