In-Space TransportationSpace tugs, OTVs, debris removal

Last updated: 2022-10-01

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Altius Space Machines On-Orbit Servicing Development

Avoid premature decommissioning and enjoy extended lifetimes. Get more out of your space hardware through satellite servicing and operate more sustainably.

Altius Space Machines
Astroscale Active Debris Removal (ADR),
On-Orbit Servicing
Development

Proposing to aid in the removal of orbital debris through the provision of End of Life (EOL) and Active Debris Removal (ADR) services.

Astroscale
Atomos Space Tug,
In-Space Logistics
Development

Building a fleet of spacecraft to move satellites and other assets between orbits and to other destinations using efficient electric propulsion.

Atomos
Bradford Space (Deep Space Industries) Resources - Asteroid Mining,
Microgravity Workspaces,
Space Tug
Development

High-tech European developer and manufacturer of satellite control sub-systems and components. Now also offering space logistics services.

Bradford Space (Deep Space Industries)
CASC (China Aerospace Science and Technology Group) On-Orbit Servicing,
Satellite Life Extension
Development

Supplemental Service Vehicle is a commercial service vehicle that takes over attitude orbit control of GEO satellites at the end of their lifetime to extend their in-orbit service life.

CASC (China Aerospace Science and Technology Group)
Chandah Space Technologies Space Situational Awareness (SSA),
In-Orbit Inspection
Early stage

Building its InsureSat constellation of electro-optical sensors for commercial in-orbit inspections and space situational awareness (SSA).

Chandah Space Technologies
Cislunar Space Development Company Space Tug,
Transport Service (LEO-GEO),
Transport Service (LEO-Moon),
In-Space Logistics
Early stage

We provide transportation services in cislunar space, from low Earth orbit to the Moon’s surface and all points in between. Services include orbit transfer for satellites, cargo and personnel transport to the Moon, water and propellant sales, vehicle docking, and spacecraft warehousing. 

Cislunar Space Development Company
ClearSpace Active Debris Removal (ADR) Development

We design, agile satellites able to find, capture and remove non-functioning or unresponsive satellites from their orbits in space.

ClearSpace
Coactum Transport Service (LEO-GEO),
Space Tug
Development

Aims to revolutionize cargo transportation in space by providing simple, secure and fast in-space transportation services with a standalone small satellite. The solution opens access to high Earth orbits and beyond.

Coactum
Crow Industries Transport Service (LEO-Moon),
ISRU (In Situ Resource Utilization),
Space Tug,
In-Space Logistics
Early stage

Designs, develops, and deploys technologies to explore the harshest environments known to humankind, both on and off Earth.

Crow Industries
D-Orbit Space Tug,
In-Orbit Computing,
Transport Service (Earth-LEO),
Orbital Transportation,
In-Space Logistics
Active

Leader in space logistics and orbital transportation services. Vision is to create the first space logistics infrastructure to enable the trillion dollar space economy and human expansion in sustainable space. 

D-Orbit
Epic Aerospace Space Tug,
In-Space Logistics
Development

We are launching the first reusable space-tug, and connecting every point in space.

Epic Aerospace
EsferAtros Space Tug Early stage

Operates micro-satellites to provide in-orbit transportation, customer payloads operation, and access to earth observation technology as a service.

EsferAtros
Exodus Space Systems Active Debris Removal (ADR) Early stage

Exodus is an early stage company working on a new, versatile and scalable solution for Space Debris, the legacy of 60 years of spaceflight. We also produce fun videos about space exploration.

Exodus Space Systems
Exolaunch Space Tug Development

Developing a line of eco-friendly space tugs called Reliant, designed to clean up debris after sending satellites to custom orbits.

Exolaunch
Exos Aerospace Space Tug Development

EXOS is a leading developer and operator of reusable space vehicles.

Exos Aerospace
Exotrail Space Tug,
In-Space Logistics
Early stage

Exotrail and CNES have signed a development contract under which we will kick-start the development of our on-orbit transportation vehicle (the Space Van™).

Exotrail
Future Space Industries Transport Service (LEO-GEO),
Active Debris Removal (ADR)
Dormant

Currently under development, the KLNR-LEO project aims to provide reliable, fast and low cost cleaning services of the space debris currently polluting LEO.

Future Space Industries
Gama Space Transport Service (LEO-GEO),
Transport Service (LEO-Moon)
Development

Gama enables new futures. Thanks to cheap, reliable and scalable solar sails, we are redefining deep space access.

Gateway Galactic Propellant Refuel Station Dormant

The Antaios platform is a refueling depot being developed by Gateway Galactic, Inc. for orbital applications. Antaios will be available for launch providers to utilize and will reduce the cost to perform space operations further than low earth orbit, and drastically enhance payload options to customers.

Gateway Galactic
GeoJump Space Tug,
Transport Service (LEO-GEO)
Development

SmallSat Rideshare to GEO.

GeoJump
GEORING (GEO Ring) On-Orbit Servicing Concept

Initiator of a system for On-Orbit Servicing Named HERMES, aiming to kick-start the On-Orbit Servicing (OOS) industry in Europe.

GEORING (GEO Ring)
Glycan Space (Group) Active Debris Removal (ADR),
Resources - Space Debris Utilization
Concept

Space debris detection and removal.

Glycan Space (Group)
Impulse Space Propulsion Space Tug,
Commercial Lander,
Commercial Mars Lander
Development

Space is more accessible than ever, but efficiently moving payloads into higher energy orbits remains a challenge. At Impulse Space Propulsion we're changing that by providing agile, economical capabilities to access any orbit.

Impulse Space Propulsion
Infinite Orbits On-Orbit Servicing Early stage

We develop life extension modules with a new space approach to extend the operational lifetime of in-orbit GEO telecommunication satellites by 5 years.

Infinite Orbits
Ironstar Engineering Active Debris Removal (ADR) Early stage

A method and apparatus for removing orbital space debris from near Earth orbit using the Solar Wind: Platform for Redirecting and Removing Inert Space Material. (PRRISM)

Ironstar Engineering
Kall Morris Inc (KMI) Active Debris Removal (ADR),
Resources - Space Debris Utilization
Development

Aims to be the first company with a commercially viable product for collecting debris in orbit.

Kall Morris Inc (KMI)
Kurs Orbital On-Orbit Servicing,
Transport Service (LEO-GEO),
Active Debris Removal (ADR)
Development

A Ukrainian startup is building an in-orbit servicing vehicle using space docking technology developed decades ago by the former Soviet Union.

Kurs Orbital
LAUNCHER Space Tug Development LAUNCHER
Lunar Ascent Space Tug,
In-Space Communications Relay,
Transport Service (LEO-Moon)
Early stage

Australia’s First Mission to the Moon. A Space Machines Company Initiative.

Lunar Ascent
Lunasa Space Space Tug Development

Developing an innovative Reusable Orbital Transfer Vehicle to host and transfer NanoSatellites to Low-Earth Orbit (LEO) and perform precise deployment of the satellites into their final destination.

Lunasa Space
Magdrive Active Debris Removal (ADR),
Resources - Space Debris Utilization
Early stage

A revolutionary plasma thruster for the new space age.

Magdrive
Martian Sky Technologies (MSI) Active Debris Removal (ADR) Development

MSI is an R&D company working to impactfully establish a new and unique commercial market in LEO by advancing STEM.

Martian Sky Technologies (MSI)
Maxar (SSL) On-Orbit Servicing Development

SSL builds advanced robotic and servicing systems for nuclear, military, agriculture and infrastructure applications.

Maxar (SSL)
MDA On-Orbit Servicing,
Space Robotics
Development

The U.S Government has selected the Company's advanced robotic arm solution as the baseline for the NASA Restore and DARPA Geo robotic servicing programs that seek to use robotics to interact with geostationary satellites.

Momentus Space Space Tug,
In-Space Logistics
Development

Building the in-space transportation industry with extraterrestrial in situ resource utilization in mind.

Momentus Space
Moog Space Tug,
In-Space Logistics
Development

The Moog Orbital Maneuvering Vehicle (OMV) is a propulsive tug for secondary payload deployment.

Moog
MOONPORT Space Tug,
On-Orbit Servicing,
Transport Service (LEO-Moon)
Early stage

MOONPORT envisions cost-effective transportation to the Moon and back. Building on top of a flourishing satellite COTS market, MOONPORT through multiple vehicles aims to be able to bring customers in dedicated orbits around the Earth and in lunar orbits with return capability.

Neutron Star Systems Space Tug,
In-Space Logistics
Development

Neutron Star Systems is a leading market enabler for high power space missions. We develop disruptive and robust electric propulsion (EP) systems and subsystems based on the latest superconductor technology.

Neutron Star Systems
Obruta Space Solutions Active Debris Removal (ADR),
On-Orbit Servicing
Development

Develops autonomous and safe spacecraft docking systems to enable on-orbit servicing and logistics capabilities. We're bringing the space economy together, one spacecraft docking at a time.

Obruta Space Solutions
Orbit Fab Propellant Refuel Station Development

Orbit Fab envisions a thriving in-space market for products and services that support both existing space businesses (communications and Earth observation) and new industries like space tourism, manufacturing, and mining.

Orbit Fab
Orbital.Express Space Tug Development

Our goal is to democratize space logistics from in-orbit satellite services to interplanetary missions for sustainable space exploration that enables new markets In-Space Economy sector.

OrbitGuardians Active Debris Removal (ADR) Early stage

We have drastically reduced the cost to clean up space debris!

Parabilis Space Technologies Space Tug,
In-Space Logistics
Development

Parabilis’ ambitions are to leverage its products and the extensive space heritage of its founders to provide on-orbit services to its commercial and government customers such as debris removal, and targeted re-entry of high-value assets.

Parabilis Space Technologies
PIAP Space On-Orbit Servicing Early stage

At PIAP Space, we believe that we can make Space and Earth cleaner, safer, and sustainable, by designing, engineering, and delivering top-quality robotics solutions.

PIAP Space
PlanetSpace Transport Service (Earth-LEO) Dormant

In February, 2007, NASA announced plans to provide PlanetSpace with requirements and specifications to provide crew and cargo flights to the International Space Station.

Privateer Space Active Debris Removal (ADR),
Space Situational Awareness (SSA)
Development

A new satellite company focused on monitoring and cleaning up objects in space

Privateer Space
Prometheus Space Technologies Active Debris Removal (ADR),
Space Robotics
Early stage

Active Debris Removal, Space Robotics, Satellites structure.

Prometheus Space Technologies
Qosmosys Transport Service (LEO-Moon) Early stage

QOSMOSYS organizes a comprehensive and sustainable exploration and colonization of outer space by the humankind by creating better spacecraft and agile missions that will go to the Moon and beyond.

Qosmosys
Quantum Space Transport Service (LEO-Moon),
In-Space Manufacturing,
On-Orbit Servicing,
In-Orbit Inspection
Development

Quantum Space is a commercial space infrastructure and services company aimed at disrupting the current norms of the industry. Building the first commercial lunar robotic outpost.

Quantum Space
ReOrbit Reusable Satellite,
Space Tug
Development

We build reusable space systems for the modern age. We develop a set of technologies to make spacecraft platforms modular and configurable to accommodate different types of payloads, and equipped with built-in autonomous orbital capabilitie

ReOrbit
Rogue Space Systems Space Robotics,
On-Orbit Servicing
Early stage

Rogue designs satellite vehicles and subsystems to provide on-orbit services to satellite operators both now and well into the future. Building from there, we look to provide a vital role in setting the standard for these services in support of the New Space Economy.

Rogue Space Systems
Rubicon Active Debris Removal (ADR) Concept

While Rubicon® is not currently in the business of space debris removal, we see this as the next frontier for us to tackle, and we are actively beginning the process to figure out how we can help clean up the galaxy.

Scout Aero Space Tug,
Active Debris Removal (ADR),
On-Orbit Servicing,
In-Space Logistics
Early stage

Scout Aerospace seeks to become the number one manufacturer of orbital asset and transfer systems. We create technologies and devices to transform the infrastructure of space.

Scout Aero
SCOUT Space (Eight Continent Technologies) Space Situational Awareness,
In-Orbit Inspection,
In-Space Situational Awareness
Early stage

We are building the first in-space observation service for high-value space infrastructure and assets.

SCOUT Space (Eight Continent Technologies)
Share My Space Space Traffic Management,
Active Debris Removal (ADR),
Resources - Space Debris Utilization
Concept

Primary space debris removal operator that focuses on extending the time of operation of satellites while reducing waste in space.

Share My Space
Skycorp In-Space Manufacturing,
In-Space Assembly,
Space Tug
Early stage

Skycorp's mission is to fundamentally transform the spacecraft industry, utilizing orbital assembly process, electric propulsion, and modular construction, to create applications unthinkable before.

Skycorp
Skyrora Space Tug Development

The design of the space tug is based on the upper stage of the Skyrora XL vehicle, with adaptations that will allow it the technology to survive in a space environment.

Skyrora
Space Machines Company Space Tug,
In-Space Manufacturing,
In-Space Logistics,
Transport Service (LEO-GEO),
In-Space Mobility
Early stage

The most efficient space transportation service to deliver missions to Earth Orbit and Deep Space.

Space Machines Company
SpaceDrone Space Tug,
Orbital Transportation,
On-Orbit Servicing,
Active Debris Removal (ADR)
Early stage

SpaceDrone is developing the Smart Drone vehicle, an innovative and modular platform…

SpaceDrone
Spaceflight Space Tug,
In-Space Logistics
Active

Flying its next generation orbital transfer vehicle, Sherpa-FX, on a fully dedicated rideshare mission with SpaceX. The mission, called SXRS-3 by Spaceflight, is scheduled to launch on a Falcon 9 no earlier than December 2020. 

Spaceflight
SpaceLogistics (Northrop Grumman) On-Orbit Servicing Active

Northrop Grumman provides life extension services to satellite operators in geosynchronous orbit. The Mission Extension Vehicle (MEV) is the industy's first on-orbit satellite servicing vehicle.

SpaceLogistics (Northrop Grumman)
Starfish Space Space Tug Development

Building an on-demand in-space transportation service with our more cost effective space tug and autonomous rendezvous and proximity operations software.

Starfish Space
Stellar Space Industries Resources - Oxygen,
Propellant Refuel Station
Early stage

Use oxygen that is collected and processed from low earth orbit (LEO) as a propellant in space.

Stellar Space Industries
Success Rockets Space Tug,
Transport Service (LEO-GEO),
Transport Service (LEO-Moon)
Development

The lineup of Success Rockets space tugs is intended to remove small satellites form the reference orbit to the highest orbits, and implementation of scientific missions to the deep space and other planets with these tugs.

Success Rockets
Thales Alenia In-Space Manufacturing,
Space Tug,
On-Orbit Servicing
Demonstrated

Europe’s very first 3D printer in space.

Thales Alenia
TransAstra (Trans Astronautics Corporation) Resources - Asteroid Mining,
Propellant Refuel Station,
Space Tug
Development

New kind of aerospace company dedicate to building the “transcontinental railroad of space”.

TransAstra (Trans Astronautics Corporation)
Turion Space Active Debris Removal (ADR),
On-Orbit Servicing,
Resources - Asteroid Mining
Development

Turion Space is building spacecraft to remove orbital debris and provide services to existing satellites.

Turion Space
UARX Transport Service (LEO-Moon),
Commercial Lunar Lander,
Space Tug,
In-Space Logistics
Early stage

LOLA is the lander that will allow your instruments, rovers, and payloads to safely land on the Moon.

UARX
ULA (United Launch Alliance) Transport Service (LEO-Moon),
Commercial Lunar Lander,
Space Tug,
In-Space Logistics
Concept

Refuelable modular upper stage that can can be also used as propellant depot and land on the Moon.

ULA (United Launch Alliance)
XPLORE Space Tug,
In-Space Logistics
Early stage

Xplore is flying commercial science missions to the Moon and asteroid on our XCRAFT.

XPLORE
Zero-G Horizons Technologies Propellant Refuel Station Development

Zero-G Horizons Technologies (ZGHT), in partnership with Embry-Riddle Aeronautical University (ERAU) is developing a Spacecraft On-Orbit Advanced Refueling and Storage (SOARS) system. 

Zero-G Horizons Technologies