November 23rd, 2010
Energia... Satellite Sweeping (Spacecraft)
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.