SSTL and ASTROSCALE team up for Orbital Debris Removal missions
PRESS RELEASE / November 21, 2017

ASTROSCALE PTE. LTD. (ASTROSCALE) and Surrey Satellite Technology Ltd (SSTL) have signed a Memorandum of Understanding to pursue joint opportunities in areas of innovative on-orbit technologies and missions designed to safeguard the orbital environment for future generations.

From left: Nobu Okada, Founder & CEO, Sir Martin Sweeting, Executive Chairman of SSTL


“We are very excited to welcome SSTL to the ELSA-d mission and to begin this ambitious strategic partnership,” said Nobu Okada, Founder and CEO of ASTROSCALE. “SSTL is synonymous with reliable and cost-effective small satellites and we are thrilled that they will provide a key component to ELSA-d. We are confident that this is only the beginning of mutually beneficial long-term relationship.”


Sir Martin Sweeting, Executive Chairman of SSTL added, “We are extremely pleased to be working with ASTROSCALE, a like-minded, innovation-driven company seeking to make space business viable for commercial operators. This practical solution to debris mitigation has the potential to provide a cost-effective approach for ensuring the long-term sustainability of the space environment for all.”


English press release is available here.

Japanese press release is available here.