Is there a business model for orbital debris?

Orbital debris capture and removal systems will prove crucial to the future of commercial LEO development, but the question remains as to whether there’s money to be made from it. The problem is growing to epic proportions, as launch increases has placed thousands of new satellites into LEO over the past few years. The increasing amounts of space debris “is going to be an ongoing issue that drives a lot

Virgin Orbit considers satellite maintenance, orbital debris services

Virgin Orbit, the small satellite launch arm of Richard Branson’s growing space empire, is planning to offer expanded services for the small satellite launch market. Virgin Orbit CEO Dan Hart has said the company is looking at market opportunities such as satellite maintenance and orbital debris removal for its clients. The pool of small satellite launch vehicles has grown significantly over the past few years – though many of them