June 9, 2023

Brighton Journal

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The new Hubble Space Telescope salvage proposal also targets space junk

A private consortium wants to help extend the life of the Hubble Space Telescope, while also cleaning up orbital debris in the neighborhood.

Aerospace companies Momentus and Astroscale sent a proposal to NASA after the agency issued a request for information in December 2022 regarding a non-exclusive SpaceX study announced in September. (SpaceX’s unfunded proposal is considering options to put the 33-year-old Hubble Space Telescope into a “re-boosted” higher orbit, but other companies are allowed to put forward their own ideas, too.)