Aviosonic Space Tech‘s patented DeCAS (Debris Collision Alert System) for tracking and re-entry footprint prediction extends Europe´s satellite deorbit system and this sail system — ADEO — is already a leading device for quickly deorbiting almost all satellites, thereby preventing spacecraft from becoming new space junk. As ADEO is a sail, it does not produce any pollution itself, chemical or otherwise. This sail, in its next version, will be transparent and absolutely non-reflective.
Munich based HPS, a medium sized company with a subsidiary in Romania and a total headcount of 80, has invested — together with several institutional and industrial partners — 12 years of development and qualification into ADEO and is now ready to take another leap forward by joining forces with Aviosonic Space Tech.
Aviosonic Space Tech owns the patented DeCAS system for on-orbit/de-orbit tracking and re-entry footprint prediction of space vehicles. DeCAS is a 1U mm system that always maintains a constant link with a ground operation center allowing precise information on satellite position, as well as the calculation of the re-entry footprint in real time, with the aim of collision avoidance between satellites, satellites and aircraft as well as to alert government agencies. The technical characteristics and modularity allow DeCAS to be installed on any space vehicle and offers different services, depending on mission requirements.
”The integration between DeCAS and ADEO allows the creation of a unique product on the market capable of strongly implementing the safety of space operations both during orbital and decommissioning re-entry phases, even in the event of failure of the hosting satellite. This safety information is also needed by the Air Traffic Management System. The collaboration between Aviosonic Space Tech and HPS is the demonstration that in order to guarantee safety during space operations, an international cooperation between SMEs is necessary.”
— Prof. Piermarco Martegani, CEO of Aviosonic Space Tech
“ADEO has all the facts on its side: first, all space industry badly needs a deorbit device like ADEO, since the faster the sail opens free orbit positions, the longer we can keep space as a sustainable surrounding. And, from second to infinite: ADEO combines TRL9 and flight heritage, offers a comprehensive range of models, beats economically as well as ecologically any other type of deorbit device, also it is already in serial production at HPS. And now we even join forces with the two outstanding innovators in their fields, and others will join, underlining once again what´s at the core of ADEO: 100 percent European, 100 percent SME, 100 percent sustainability in space – and exactly what Europe wants for Iris2.”
— Ernst K. Pfeiffer, CEO, HPS