Low Earth Project for the Acquisition and Recovery of Debris

LEOPARD: Lockheed Martin and Senior Design heritage project that will design, build, and test a debris capture system capable of capturing two objects in sequence representative of a piece of tracked debris that can be found low earth orbit. 

Project Sponsor: Lockheed Martin  
Customer: Barbara Bicknell 
Project Advisors: Scott Palo (CU) & Jeffrey Weber (Lockheed Martin)  
Project Manager: KatieRae Williamson 

Team Members: Samantha Archambault, Gautham Gopakumar, Jarred Langhals, Liz Notary, Alex Smith, Chelsea Welch, KatieRae Williamson, Jonathan Wu

Project Outcomes

  • Debris Capture System (DCS) able to complete multiple capture cycles