Interesting Engineering: Space Janitors at Work: A Company Is Building Debris Collection Spacecraft.
In Interesting Engineering’s article on Space Debris Collection: It’s getting crowded in space with plenty of satellites being launched every year. But what do you do with the old inactive satellites? How do you ensure they don’t become dangerous garbage? “Our fleet of reusable servicers, located in different orbits, enables satellite’s life extension and space debris removal missions, securing safe and sustainable orbits for generations to come.” It is estimated by market research firm NSR that in-orbit servicing, such as orbit relocation, de-orbiting, refuelling, components replacement, and repair will be a $3 billion business over the next decade.