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Space Debris Removal Mechanism Using CubeSat with Gun Shot Facilities

Shankar Bhattarai 1 and Jie-Rou Shang2
  • 1 Space Technology Synthesis Laboratory, Department of Aerospace Engineering, Chosun University, Gwangju, Republic of Korea
  • 2 Institute of Astronomy, National Tsing Hua University, Taiwan


Space derbies is a very perilous problem and most of the proposed methods for space debris removal are not successfully serviceable for all sized space junk. Keeping in view the limitation of the existing methods of debris removal techniques an active approach is needed and in this regard required to be instigated purposefully. In more than half a century of space activities, by using above 4800 launches have placed around 6000 satellites into orbit, of which less than a thousand are still operating. In this research, a new concept to remove small space junks of Low Earth Orbit (LEO) is proposed which functions by using CubeSat with Gunshot equipment. The target of this concept is to confiscate the small-sized space junk of ranges 0.2 to 1 inches diameter and which will be identified by collaborating with FGAN radar. CubeSat is loaded five bullets of 0.1 kg with strong thruster gunshot technology and after the first shot, reaction force will help to change the orbit of the satellite to find out the second space debris. This research intended to comprehend and helps to get assess of small-sized space debris removal activity in terms of the simple business model.

American Journal of Applied Sciences
Volume 15 No. 9, 2018, 456-463


Submitted On: 16 April 2018 Published On: 15 November 2018

How to Cite: Bhattarai , S. & Shang, J. (2018). Space Debris Removal Mechanism Using CubeSat with Gun Shot Facilities. American Journal of Applied Sciences, 15(9), 456-463.

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  • Space Debris
  • CubeSat
  • Low Earth Orbit
  • Gunshot Mechanism