Following the successful completion of a feasibility study of the CLEAR mission to remove two UK-registered derelict objects from low Earth orbit (LEO), a consortium led by ClearSpace has now been awarded a contract by the UKSA to conduct the next phase of this mission. This design phase will last until October 2023 and will finish with the preliminary design review – an evaluation of the progress on the design and the technical adequacy of the proposed mission. The Clearing of the LEO Environment with Active Removal (CLEAR) mission, which will advance key technology building blocks, is a catalyst for the development of commercially viable disposal services.
Tavernier Tschanz advised ClearSpace SA and ClearSpace Today Ltd in this transaction.
The team was led by Jacques Bonvin.