Celestia STS signed new contract with Astroscale Ltd. (UK) for the supply of TMTC SCOE system for use on the ELSA-M programme.
The system will be composed of the following main items:
- RF Interface unit
- TT&C Modem
- S & X band TMTC Front Ends
- SCOE Controller
- 19" rack with MITU
About ELSA-M mission
As per astroscale.com "The ELSA-M servicer spacecraft leverages flight heritage technology, systems and capability developed during our End-of-Life Service by Astroscale demonstration (ELSA-d) mission. The servicer will be able to support a range of future satellite operators, including constellations, which are equipped with a compatible magnetic capture mechanism such as the Astroscale Docking Plate.
Our ELSA-M service will solve your end-of-life disposal challenges. With increasing regulatory, industry, and public pressure to prioritize space sustainability, Astroscale’s ELSA-M service presents a proactive way for satellite operators to protect the orbital environment and the services that they offer.
An ELSA-M In-orbit Demonstration (IOD) is planned for 2025 – with a constellation customer satellite – the first time a commercial Active Debris Removal satellite will complete the end-to-end operations of a removal service with a full sized and fully representative client."
Astroscale is the first private company with a vision to secure the safe and sustainable development of space for the benefit of future generations, and the leading company dedicated to in-orbit servicing across all orbits.
Founded in 2013, Astroscale is developing innovative and scalable solutions across the spectrum of in-orbit servicing, including life extension, in situ space situational awareness, end-of-life, and active debris removal, to create sustainable space systems and mitigate the growing and hazardous build-up of debris in space.
Headquartered in Japan, Astroscale has an international presence with subsidiaries in the United Kingdom, the United States, Israel, and Singapore. Astroscale Ltd., the U.K. and European subsidiary of Astroscale Holdings Inc. (“Astroscale”), has been defining the business case for debris removal services since 2017, leading the Mission Operations and commercialisation of the companies End-of-Life services.