Upside down opportunity: OneWeb satellite failure sharpens focus for Astroscale dead-satellite-removal service

by Peter B. de Selding

UPDATE Nov. 25: Astsroscale Holdings announces $109-million Series F round, with investors including Seraphim Space Investment Trust, DNCA Invest & AXA Life Insurance. Total funding now $300 million. Astroscale CEO Nobu Okada said funds will "make on-orbit servicing routine by 2030."

BREMEN, Germany — Startup orbital debris-removal service provider Astroscale Holdings Inc.’s planned 2024 mission to remove a OneWeb satellite from orbit has a sharper focus with the failure of a OneWeb satellite near OneWeb’s 1,200-kilometer operating . . .

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