Project “space sheppard” with ion beam. ideas and problems

1Bombardelli, C, 2Alpatov, AP, 3Pirozhenko, AV, 4Baranov, EYu., 4Osinovyj, GG, 5Zakrzhevskii, AE
1Madrid Technical University, Madrid, Spain
2Institute of Technical Mechanics of the National Academy of Science of Ukraine and the State Space Agency of Ukraine, Dnipropetrovsk, Ukraine
3Institute of Technical Mechanics of the NAS of Ukraine and SSA of Ukraine, Dnipro, Ukraine
4Yangel Yuzhnoye State Design Office, Dnipropetrovsk, Ukraine
5S.P. Timoshenko Institute of Mechanics of the National Academy of Sciences of Ukraine, Kyiv, Ukraine
Kosm. nauka tehnol. 2014, 20 ;(2):55–60
Section: Space Environment Monitoring and Space Debris
Publication Language: Russian

We give some short information on objectives and problems of the international project LEOSWEEP that is performed by a set of Ukrainian organizations in collaboration with leading European space organizations. The project deals with development of the first space mission directed on the contactless deorbiting of upper stages of launchers.

Keywords: deorbiting of launchers, project LEOSWEEP

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