Turning Waste into Value
More than 8,000 tons of space debris endanger all space activities. Satellite operators pay more than €14 million a year for evasive maneuvers and 1 billion USD in insurance premiums. Orbit Recycling is changing this. Space debris is transported from the orbit to the Moon and recycled there. More than 150 tons of aluminium can be regained from Ariane 5 upper stages alone. Large parts of the lunar station can be built with it, e.g. walls, power lines or heat storage systems.