When a collision occurs between space debris and an operational satellite, the satellite operator is not able to provide the service to its full capacity due to damage. To fix a damaged satellite, the satellite operator experiences time-consuming and costly repairs before the service is made available again. Such delays impact negatively the accuracy and quality of satellite services such as communication, TV, Internet, images and positioning. Satellites buyers face high costs of outer layers additional protection, insurance and drawn-out maneuvers. As a result, a satellite owner must accept the high risk of destruction caused by space debris of a launched satellite. If so, the image of the provider is tarnished, the company’s share value drops, clients can sign with another company. Although the loss of operation cost can be be recovered by insurance, the time of assembling and launching the satellite is lost forever. In case of a million TV spectators transmission, this can lead to serious economical, political and diplomatic issues.
Share My Space (SMS) offers a space debris removal service in order to reduce unnecessary collisions between functional satellites and space junk while eliminating waste in space. SSO and GEO orbits Earth are highly utilized for data linkages and are full of solid space debris that endanger all satellite activities. SMS will decrease the risk of collision in space for a satellite operator, which improves operational safety, decreases costs, necessary protections and increases success rates for high risks maneuvers. This activity will be supported by a web based service that provides a constant situation awareness of space debris position, risk simulations for any new object in space, risk predictions related to space and time and Traffic Collision Avoidance Warnings.
Share My Space (SMS) offers the service to all satellite operators who have money (investments) at stake in satellites. A list of priority target is established regarding the criticality of loss of a satellite:
- Telecom operators (TV, internet, radio, data, position)
- Military corps who are unable to afford to lose a satellite in operation
- Premium satellites owners who invested for Earth observation and science
- Satellite manufacturers Satellite insurance companies, banks, and investors
The most critical situation in the event of a loss of a satellite are Telecom operators. Their company is at risk when a collision of a satellite hinders their service during worldwide retransmission events (olympic games, football game). Additionally, Telecom operators play a key role in the data business chain related to internet, information and social media. A damaged telecom satellite is able to cause catastrophic situations in case of service interruption such as money transfers. Through SMS’s focus on accurate modeling of space debris removal, Telecom operators will be ready to pay for the prevention of unnecessary and costly satellite collisions.
Sales & Marketing Strategy
SMS will provide a web based service for satellite collision prediction. The first level of access that includes debris positioning will be free of charge. The payment for full service includes all functionalities related to decision making. The SMS web service will provide information about our mission and services. A face to face meeting campaign with the most important targets customers will be done regularly. As there is no current operational solution for space debris, frequent press conferences are necessary to gain awareness attraction of our service and values as a company.
We will charge a small fee for the web based service (100$ per IP per month). The space debris removal service is set at a price per 10° of arc for a special orbit. For example, a customer can choose to have an orbit cleaned at an altitude of 1000km between 60° and 80°. SMS missions will be programmed accordingly that includes a time estimate for each debris removal deal. The customer will have the opportunity to order for a space cleaning at an early stage in the satellite constellation manufacture in the interest of having the cleanest orbit at the moment of launch.
Companies or agencies undergo expensive solutions through using complex and premium satellites with complicated operations. The current space debris removal industry situation shows no commercial operators who propose cleaning space debris as a service.
Share My Space provides an agile service to remove space debris for each satellite operator’s specific positioning. For a short-term cost, SMS provides long-term effects that limit future damage and repair costs for satellite operators. Finally, the captured debris will not be thrown and burnt into the atmosphere, but will be stored in space in order for all the valuable materials to be recycled in orbit. This will contribute to the sustainable image of our clients.