TransAstra was founded in 2015 with the goal of mining asteroids. Yet harvesting resources out in the solar system, for all its appeal, is still far from feasible. Moving orbiting spacecraft around earth? That is a service companies are willing to pay for, right now….. Northern Sky Research estimate that companies are currently paying about….
The in-orbit Servicing (IoS) market stands ready to develop quickly, as the successful docking of Northrop Grumman’s Mission Extension Vehicle (MEV-1) with Intelsat 901 in February 2020 kick-starts a flurry of life extension and space tugs in-orbit services technologies.