Astroscale

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Astroscale is a space company with a mission to remove space debris. The Company's mission is to secure long-term spaceflight safety by solving and developing space debris removal services. Astroscale offers space debris removal satellite system to deorbit large space debris, and space engineering services.

TypePrivate
Founded2013
HQSingapore, SG
Websiteastroscale.com

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Employees (est.) (Jan 2020)51

Key People/Management at Astroscale

Nobu Okada

Nobu Okada

/ Founder & CEO
Chris Blackerby

Chris Blackerby

/ Group COO
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Astroscale Office Locations

Astroscale has offices in Singapore, Denver, Sumida-ku and Didcot
Singapore, SG (HQ)
7 Straits View Marina One East Tower, #05-01
Sumida-ku, JP
1-17-2 Kinshi
Didcot, GB
Harwell Innovation Centre, Curie Ave
Denver, US
1401 Lawrence St #1600
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Astroscale Financials and Metrics

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Founding Date

2013

Astroscale total Funding

$117.7 m

Astroscale latest funding size

$50 m

Time since last funding

a year ago

Astroscale investors

Astroscale's latest funding round in October 2018 was reported to be $50 m. In total, Astroscale has raised $117.7 m
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Astroscale Online and Social Media Presence

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Astroscale News and Updates

Astroscale pursing military customers for in-orbit services, debris removal

Ron Lopez, president of Astroscale U.S.: 'The Air Force is talking about safety, congestion and how that affects resilience' SpaceNews.com

Astroscale, ClearSpace aim to make a bundle removing debris

Within a year, Astroscale plans to begin a complex series of demonstrations to show the startup’s spacecraft can grab a piece of space debris and dispose of it in the atmosphere. SpaceNews.com

Astroscale raises $30 million, opens U.S. office in Denver

Astroscale, the Japanese company developing technologies to remove orbital debris, announced April 10 that it has raised an additional $30 million and will open an office in the United States that the company hopes will lead to new business opportunities. SpaceNews.com

Orbital debris removal company Astroscale raises $50 million

Astroscale, a company developing technologies to capture and deorbit space debris, announced Oct. 31 it raised a $50 million Series D round that brings its total to date to $102 million. SpaceNews.com

Astroscale Blogs

EJ Insight: Astroscale sees big role for itself amid commercial space race

For decades, space has been the domain of governments. But Astroscale, a seven-year-old startup that wants to clear space trash from Earth’s orbit, aims to be one of the first private companies to develop a commercially viable way to enter the unusual but potentially lucrative future market of space…

EJ Insight: Future industry: Astroscale aims to remove junk from space

Astroscale, a company founded by Japanese Nobu Okada, has taken on a bold mission: to design and operate satellites that will remove man-made debris in space. The purpose of the undertaking is significant: to prevent a catastrophic collision in space that could paralyze the world’s transport, defens…

BBC: Tackling the Earth’s orbiting space junk

Here’s a quiz question: what do using road navigation systems, keeping time consistent around the world and having accurate stock exchange data have in common? The answer is that they all depend on working satellites. But an increasing amount of debris polluting space is now posing a risk to all... …

SpaceNews: Iridium would pay to deorbit its 30 defunct satellites — for the right price

Iridium wrapped up de-orbiting 65 first-generation satellites, but questions remain over what to do — if anything —  about the 30 that remain space junk. WASHINGTON — Iridium Communications completed disposal of the last of its 65 working legacy satellites Dec. 28, while leaving open the possibility…

Nobu Blogs: The Decade for Sustainability on Earth and Beyond

Hey there fellow Space Sweepers, Happy Holidays! As we prepare to start a new decade, the world is more focused than ever on the issue of sustainability, both terrestrial and orbital. People recognize that sustainability is not just for the long-term health of the planet but has near-term consequenc…

Federal News Network: The growing threat of space debris

Most federal information professionals realize how dependent they are on satellites. One only has to think about geographic information and communications. However, very few understand the risk that space debris plays in our ability to use space now and in the future. This week on Federal Tech Talk,…
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Astroscale Frequently Asked Questions

  • When was Astroscale founded?

    Astroscale was founded in 2013.

  • Who are Astroscale key executives?

    Astroscale's key executives are Nobu Okada and Chris Blackerby.

  • How many employees does Astroscale have?

    Astroscale has 51 employees.

  • Who are Astroscale competitors?

    Competitors of Astroscale include D-Orbit, Ball Aerospace and Valmie Resources.

  • Where is Astroscale headquarters?

    Astroscale headquarters is located at 7 Straits View Marina One East Tower, #05-01, Singapore.

  • Where are Astroscale offices?

    Astroscale has offices in Singapore, Denver, Sumida-ku and Didcot.

  • How many offices does Astroscale have?

    Astroscale has 4 offices.