HPS Leads Clean Space Initiative with ADEO Deorbit System

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, a pioneering force in space technology, has unveiled its , designed to prevent debris and ensure sustainable access to space. Developed over twelve years with support from the (ESA), the system has garnered significant interest from international markets, including , North America, and .

The ADEO system, recognized by , features drag sails that initiate deorbiting even before satellite launch, ensuring satellites re-enter the Earth’s atmosphere at the end of their operational life. This capability aligns with new ESA and FCC regulations mandating satellite deorbiting within five years, rather than the previous standard of 25 years, bolstering environmental sustainability in space operations.

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“With variants tailored from ‘Pico’ to ‘Large’, HPS addresses the diverse needs of LEO satellites orbiting between 300 to 900 kilometers,” said HPS CEO Ernst K. Pfeiffer. “Our collaboration with ESA underscores Europe’s commitment to leading in space technology development, supported by initiatives like GSTP.”

HPS plans to accelerate production to meet growing market demand, fueled by a recent 1.2 million euro co-financing agreement with ESA. This strategic move aims to bolster Europe’s role in the competitive New Space sector, enhancing capabilities in both LEO and MEO satellite markets.

“We are grateful for the continued trust and support from ESA and the German Ministry of Economic Affairs,” Pfeiffer added. “This partnership not only advances our technological capabilities but also strengthens Europe’s position in global space initiatives.”

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