Tuesday, September 9, 2014

Israeli Startup Offers “Tow” To Space Junk and Lost Satellites

Passing through our planet's orbit has become a challenge due to the ominous presence of space junk, which can throw satellites out of orbit. However, satellites that have been tossed out can now get a ride back into position thanks to an Israeli startup.

Effective Space Solutions, an Israeli startup, has developed a robotic space tow truck and is now in talks with manufacturers. It expects to launch within two years.

Inventors at Effective Space Solutions aim to help satellites reposition if they've gone off course. Currently, there are two stranded Galileo Project satellites and Effective Space Solutions seeks to bring them back on course.

Read more about it here

Off to gaze at the stars in space, till next time!

J