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Space Development Agency may hire companies to tow defunct satellites


Space Development Agency may hire companies to tow defunct satellites The Space Development Agency is interested in hiring commercial space firms to move inactive satellites out of low Earth orbit at the end of their service life. The agency issued a notice to industry March 25 asking for analysis and studies on the feasibility and availability of in-space disposal services. “SDA believes there are several industry partners with concepts and business models to support commercial on-orbit servicing, to include assisted disposal operations,” the agency said. “As such, SDA is interested in studying the feasibility of using these services as a ‘belt and suspenders‘ approach.”   More



(Source: C4ISRNet - Mar 27)

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