Vyoma is the latest player seeking to prevent satellite collisions with space junk
As you might’ve heard, it’s getting a little crowded in space, between thousand-satellite constellations à la SpaceX’s Starlink and the millions of pieces of space junk accumulated from decades
VP Harris: US commits to no anti-satellite tests that fill orbit with debris
The U.S. has declared it will no longer perform anti-satellite missile testing, a practice nearly universally deplored by the space community for its tendency to fill orbit with dangerous debris. Vice
Slingshot Aerospace raises $25M to help satellite operators navigate space traffic
It’s getting a little crowded in low Earth orbit. Between the proliferation of small-scale satellites, massive constellations à la SpaceX’s Starlink and an ever-growing collection of space junk,
Without sustainable practices, orbital debris will hinder space’s gold rush
Today’s sustainability crisis in space is the result of 60 years of exploration and utilization that have largely ignored the environmental consequences of space activities.
Steve Wozniak and Alex Fielding’s startup Privateer aims to be the Google Maps of space
A number of startups have emerged aimed at cleaning up low Earth orbit, which is currently crowded with millions of pieces of space junk — including anything from broken satellites, to rocket fr
To continue exploring space sustainably, we must act now
We’re at the start of a gold rush in outer space — and our track record for the sustainable development of any environment during gold rushes hasn’t been particularly noteworthy.
We must subsidize and regulate space exploration
Space can and should be about much more than giving the 1% another Instagrammable moment and increasing the wealth of the billionaires who provide the service.
Astroscale successfully demos in-space capture-and-release system to clear orbital debris
Astroscale hit a major milestone Wednesday, when its space junk removal demo satellite that’s currently in orbit successfully captured and released a client spacecraft using a magnetic system. The E
Aurora Propulsion Technologies will be sending up space junk removal tech on Rocket Lab’s Electron later this year
Aurora Propulsion Technologies, a Finnish company that develops thrusters and de-orbiting modules for small satellites, will be sending its technology to space for the first time. The company has sign
LeoLabs raises $65M Series B for its satellite monitoring and collision detection service
Low Earth orbit is full of stuff: not only bits of debris and junk, but also satellites — the number of which is growing rapidly alongside the decreasing cost of launch. This can occasionally pose a
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. A
UK tests ‘Space Tug’ capable of refiring its engine several times in orbit, and collecting space junk
U.K. space tech startup Skyrora is currently the only private company capable of launching rockets from U.K. soil. On Christmas Eve at its testing facility in Fife, Scotland, the team performed a thir
Astroscale ships its space junk removal demonstration satellite for March 2021 mission
Japanese startup Astroscale has shipped its ELSA-d spacecraft to the Baikonur Cosmodrome in Kazahkstan, where it will be integrated with a Soyuz rocket for a launch scheduled for March of next year. T
3 VCs discuss space junk and what else they’re betting on right now
Space may be the final frontier, but in terms of investment, VCs are just getting started.
Removing space debris requires action and caution
We hope regulators and the commercial players can work together to find a lasting solution in the relatively near future, rather than waiting for a catastrophic failure before taking action.
Astroscale sets March 2021 for first commercial orbital debris removal demonstration
Japanese startup Astroscale is aiming for March 2021 for a launch of its first-ever active orbital debris removal mission. This is a demonstration of its technology that it hopes to use to help ensure
Announcing the agenda for TC Sessions: Space 2020
TC Sessions: Space is happening this December 16 and 17 — our first-ever dedicated space event. This is a live, virtual two-day conference featuring the most important people in the space indust
Microsoft debuts Azure Space to cater to the space industry, partners with SpaceX for Starlink data center broadband
Microsoft is taking its Azure cloud computing platform to the final frontier — space. It now has a dedicated business unit called Azure Space for that purpose, made up of industry heavyweights a
Astroscale raises $51 million in Series E funding to fuel its orbital sustainability ambitions
On-orbit service and logistics startup Astroscale has raised a $51 million Series E funding round, bringing its total raised to date to $191 million thus far. The Japan-based company has been focused
Kayhan Space wants to be the air traffic control service for satellites in space
Kayhan Space, the Boulder, Colorado and Atlanta-based company launched from Techstars’ virtual space-focused accelerator, wants nothing more than to be the air traffic control service for satell