LEXI in space

Astroscale Israel Completes Construction of New Computer Vision Robotics Lab and Clean Room in Tel Aviv for Future Space Missions

By: Astroscale U.S.
Posted November 15th, 2022 Posted in News & Press Releases

Additional capabilities will advance on-orbit servicing


TEL AVIV, Israel, November 15, 2022 – Astroscale Israel, a subsidiary of Astroscale U.S. Inc., in Tel Aviv, announces the completion of two new state-of-the-art facilities. The new facilities include a clean room for mechanical design, production and assembly of space systems and a highly specialized computer vision robotics laboratory. These facilities will be used to develop and test algorithms for rendezvous and proximity operations (RPO) for satellite life extension and other on-orbit services offered by Astroscale.

Ron Arie Astroscale Israel
Arie Halsband, Managing Director of Astroscale Israel and Ron Lopez, President and Managing Director of Astroscale U.S., cut the ribbon

“The laboratory will simulate our LEXI (Life Extension In-orbit) servicer’s approach to client satellites in orbit,” said Arie Halsband, Managing Director of Astroscale Israel. “With this advanced testing environment now in-house, our engineering teams can regularly perform servicer and client RPO operations in simulated space conditions. This is an exciting step forward in Astroscale’s global expansion and the advancement of the LEXI servicer.”

The debut of the laboratories coincides with the opening of a new office in Tel Aviv and a significant increase in Astroscale Israel’s workforce, which currently stands at almost 40 employees.

“Astroscale has ambitious global growth plans over the next decade,” said Ron Lopez, President and Managing Director of Astroscale U.S. “Continued investment in Israel—with its world-class technology and highly skilled workforce—is key to securing our position as the market leader in on-orbit servicing. This additional capability will underpin our ability to deliver innovative, value-added solutions to customers faster and more cost-effectively.”

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About Astroscale
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 only company dedicated to on-orbit servicing across all orbits.

Founded in 2013, Astroscale is developing innovative and scalable solutions across the spectrum of on-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 buildup of debris in space. Astroscale is also defining business cases and working with government and commercial stakeholders to develop norms, regulations, and incentives for the responsible use of space.

Headquartered in Japan, Astroscale has an international presence with subsidiaries in the United Kingdom, the United States, Israel, and Singapore. Astroscale is a rapidly expanding venture company, working to advance safe and sustainable growth in space and solve a growing environmental concern.

Find out more about Astroscale at www.astroscale.com.

About Astroscale U.S.
Astroscale U.S. Inc. provides on-orbit services and logistics across all orbits for commercial operators, the U.S. government and partner governments around the world. Astroscale U.S. is headquartered in Denver, Colorado, and is a subsidiary of Tokyo-based Astroscale Holdings Inc., the first private company with a vision to secure the safe and sustainable development of space for the benefit of future generations, and the only company solely dedicated to on-orbit services across all orbits. Astroscale Israel Ltd., based in Tel Aviv, is a subsidiary of and serves as the research and payload development team for Astroscale U.S. Astroscale U.S. leverages the best of investments and developments made by Astroscale engineering, policy and business teams domestically and in Japan, the United Kingdom and Israel to provide flexibility and value for space operations in the U.S. and partner nations.

For more about Astroscale U.S., visit www.astroscale-us.com
For more about Astroscale, visit www.astroscale.com

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