Astroscale is the market leader in satellite servicing and long-term orbital sustainability across all orbits. On the 7th March 2023 Astroscale UK (Ltd.) subsidiary of Astroscale Holdings Inc. revealed how its Active Debris Removal (ADR) servicer can help secure the economic and environmental future of space, through the UK’s first national mission to remove space debris. 

The UK is committed to leading the global efforts to clean up of space, as outlined in the National Space Strategy. Astroscale has an innovative solution based on in-orbit heritage that will capitalise on world-leading technology from an industrial partnership across the breadth of the UK. The COSMIC mission – Cleaning Outer Space Mission through Innovative Capture – will harness Astroscale’s Rendezvous and Proximity Operations (RPO) and robotic debris capture capabilities to remove two defunct British satellites currently orbiting Earth by 2026. This will essentially take the form of a robotic arm that will grab-hold of the dead hardware and bring it under control.

We look forward to seeing the progress of this mission. Read the full details here.