Astroscale Secures Funding For Rocket Deorbit Mission

JAXA plans to demonstrate the deorbiting of the spent upper stage of an H-II rocket.
Credit: Astroscale
Japanese startup Astroscale has secured JPY3 billion ($26 million) in funding to support the first phase of a project that could lead to the capture and removal of a spent rocket stage from low Earth orbit. The loan agreement signed with Japan’s MUFG Bank, in collaboration with the Japan Finance...

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