Active Debris Removal concept diagram

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Concept diagram showing satellite capturing and deorbiting a spent rocket fuselage.

Image courtesy of Georgia Tech Research Institute.

Diagram showing concept of active space debris removal. The system is launched from earth and maneuvers to intercept a spent rocket fuselage. It then separates into four components with a net stretched between them. The net wraps around the fuselage, capturing it, and the entire system deorbits safely.