January 24, 2024 – Astroscale Holdings Inc. (“Astroscale”), the market leader in satellite servicing and long-term orbital sustainability across all orbits, announces it has completed the final phase of its End-of-Life Services by Astroscale (ELSA-d) mission with the safe and controlled de-orbit operations of the ELSA-d servicer satellite using the remaining operational thrusters, marking the successful conclusion of the pioneering mission. The servicer is orbiting at an altitude of approximately 500km and will re-enter and burn-up in approximately 3.5 years – well within the commonly adopted 25-year guidelines. The client satellite, which does not have the ability to maneuver, will naturally de-orbit over the next 10 years. ELSA-d was the world’s first commercial mission to prove the core technologies necessary for on-orbit satellite servicing in low Earth orbit (LEO). The mission, which consisted of two satellites – a servicer designed to safely remove debris from orbit and a client that serves as a piece of replica debris – was launched as a stack from the Baikonur Cosmodrome in Kazakhstan in March 2021.