Space debris is a huge issue with about 8000 tonnes of defunct satellites, metal and glass floating around above our heads! We use satellites for internet, GPS, communications, disaster monitoring and weather predictions, so they’re pretty important. When satellites stop working or get wiped out due to a collision, people on earth lose access to these vital services, so it’s important we maintain a sustainable space environment so that doesn’t happen.
Because of the extreme environment in space, cleaning up debris is a challenging problem for humans to solve. That’s why engineers at Astroscale are turning to robots, using innovative technology to keep us connected! See how Astroscale are collaborating with Satellite Application Catapult to provide a state-of-the-art facility for organisations to operate their satellites. How is this collaboration helping companies develop their space technology and responsibly sustain our space environment?