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Posted 22 August 2014 - 09:47 PM
Roscosmos Intends to Spend About $298 Million on Removing Orbital Clutter
RIA Novosti said:
MOSCOW, August 22 (RIA Novosti) - The Russian Federal Space Agency (Roscosmos) is planning to spend 10.8 million rubles to develop a new spacecraft that would be used to remove space debris which is locked in a geostationary orbit, such as decommissioned satellites and used-up boosters, according to Izvestia.
The agency intends to deploy the spacecraft, codename Liquidator, to clear up the geostationary orbit over the equator, which is 36 thousand kilometers above sea level.
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