Satnews Daily
November 23rd, 2010

Energia... Satellite Sweeping (Spacecraft)

[SatNews] Energia, Russia's Rocket and Space Corporation, has the Company will build a special orbital pod designed for sweeping-up satellite debris from near-Earth space.

The system is estimated to cost approximately 60 billion rubles (1.9 billion U.S. dollars). Energia said they will complete the cleaning satellite work-out and assembly by 2020 and test the device no later than 2023. Energia has also been drafting a space interceptor designed to destroy dangerous space objects heading toward the Earth.