Research and Development for the Capture and Removal of Orbital Clutter

REDCROC: design, build, test, and evaluate Earth-based demonstration devices for the capture of orbital debris.

Project Sponsor: Lockheed Martin  
Customer: Brett Tobey
Project Advisors: Dr. Donna Gerren (CU)  
Project Manager:  

Team Members: Ben Curran, Ahna Isaak, Matt Knoch, Adam Leppek, Jenae Lestishen, Nicholas Zinner, Kristen Brenner, Austin Williamson 

Project Outcomes

  • Provided viability of debris capture technology
  • Designed cost effective and reliable debris removal mission ConOps
  • Made innovations in space-inflatables