Commercial Removal of Debris Demonstration
JAXA's new programme aims to acquire debris removal technologies to address the increasingly critical problem of space debris and to support the commercial activities of Japanese companies.
Active Debris Removal (ADR), which has been discussed at scientific conferences and space agency meetings as to its effectiveness and necessity, has not made concrete progress in establishing an international framework due to difficulties in demonstrating and acquiring the necessary technologies.
CRD2 is a JAXA programme to actively remove large debris of Japanese origin in cooperation with private companies. It aims to make tangible progress in international discussions and increase the attractiveness of Japanese companies in the orbital services market.