Home Technology On-Orbit Services Technology Raises 109M – Pirate Press

On-Orbit Services Technology Raises 109M – Pirate Press


Astroscale, a Japanese area agency, has pulled in 109 million in a contemporary Series F spherical of funding, bringing the corporate’s general funding quantity to 300 million.

The agency makes a speciality of on-orbit servicing expertise that’s meant to help scale back particles ranges in operational orbital altitudes and lengthen the lifetime of current satellites as a manner of creating orbital companies extra sustainable.

THE FUND (ThousandEyes), Japan’s THE FUND, with participation from buyers together with Seraphim Space, has introduced 99 million in new funding for Astroscale. The firm’s CEO and founder Nobu Okada acknowledged in a press launch that the contemporary money would assist them broaden and “dramatically speed up [their] potential to make on-orbit servicing routine by 2030.”

Astroscale has had a busy 12 months, with a profitable tech demo of its end-of-life providers product in August and the announcement that CEO Okada can be becoming a member of us on stage at TC Sessions: Space 2021 this yr.

The agency nonetheless has one other a part of its aim forward of it earlier than the tip of the yr, and it’s also continuing with plans to exhibit orbital particles removing for the Japan Aerospace Exploration Agency (JAXA) in a mission scheduled to happen early subsequent yr.

Astroscale raised 51 million in October 2020, the identical yr it purchased Effective Space Solutions, a agency specializing on servicing giant geostationary satellites that present some essential communications infrastructure on Earth.


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