Astroscale launches its ELSA-d orbital debris removal satellite

Space startup Astroscale has launched ELSA-d, the demonstration mission for its End-of-Life Services by Astroscale (ELSA) technology, which aims to dock with, and then safely remove, orbital debris. Astroscale’s demonstrator package includes two separate payloads: a servicer that represents its future production spacecraft and a “client” satellite that’s meant to represent the debris satellites it’ll … Continue reading Astroscale launches its ELSA-d orbital debris removal satellite