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.
Commercially, today’s Optical Satcom market is in the process of customer trials with equipment manufacturers dedicating intensive capital resources towards their production lines to meet the oncoming constellation and UAS demand. Within five years, a greater supply of space-verified and competitive laser communication equipment (for all sizes) will enter the market, as seen from planned.
NSR suggests that further satcom consolidation is on the horizon, with the global satellite communication industry transitioning to meet new market trends and match projected threats from perceived disruptors. “It is typical to expect mergers and acquisitions (M&A) within any maturing industry, especially technology-driven sectors, where inventors regularly threaten incumbents,” they say. “In the case.
A Ukrainian company is building a fleet of recyclable spacecraft for the maintenance and removal of satellites in orbit. The market for Active Debris Removal (ADR for short) in space is becoming more important with each passing year as the number of missions continues to increase significantly. According to Northern Sky Research (NSR), a satellite.
As Starlink seeks link to planes, trucks & other moving vehicles, [NSR] told Space News that Inmarsat, SES and Intelsat are among the satellite players that could face disruption from SpaceX’s mobile-facing plans. SpaceX believes it can support moving vehicles without a huge overhaul of its technologies and platform, noting that each ESIM is “electrically.