There’s big money in space junk

Japanese startup Astroscale has been testing its End-of-Life Services by Astroscale-demonstration (ELSA-d) technology,

The two spacecraft that comprise ELSA-d – a 175kg ‘servicer’ and a 17kg cubesat ‘client’ equipped with a magnetic docking plate 

the company said ELSA-d had successfully released and recaptured the client multiple times,

Astroscale is set to resume it soon and is learning valuable lessons about satellite servicing operations in space,

Astroscale is also working on several other on-orbit products.

The tech firm is among the early movers in a developing high-tech garbage disposal industry.

millions of pieces of space junk circle the Earth. The result of explosions, collisions or anti-satellite tests

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