Mines hosts international space debris recycling event

Oct 19, 2021 | News

The Mines Center for Space Resources hosted an event and technical demonstration on October 19th with four international companies focused on how space debris can be turned into useful propellant in space.  In the “Trash to Treasure” event, Astroscale detailed how it aims to collect and move dead satellites and debris; Nanoracks explained how it could turn old rocket stages into space stations and cut up objects; CisLunar Industries described its plans to melt such salvage – in orbit – into pure metal ingots, and Neumann Space demonstrated its arc-welder-style thruster remotely from Australia.  The story was covered by various news agencies and by Colorado Public Radio.