Astroscale named one of three winners of ESA’s ideas for new space transport services

Posted December 19th, 2018 Posted in News

Imagine moving satellites to higher orbits, collecting space debris, and dedicated launches for small satellites. These are the winning entries of ESA’s call for ideas on new commercial space transportation services.

This campaign aimed to foster open innovation and offer encouragement to those with new ideas within the privately-funded space sector.

It has given ESA a valuable insight into commercial space transportation proposals in Europe which will guide decisions on future space transportation programmes when the ESA Council at Ministerial Level meet at Space19+.

All entries are receiving feedback from ESA’s panel of experts. One top-ranking idea was chosen from each category: In-orbit services, Return from orbit, and Light satellite access to space.


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