Protect the modern world
Decades of space exploration have presented us the challenge of the century.
Space debris are threatening our modern world
The space debris population consists of more than 100,000,000 pieces of debris, including more than 30,000 objects larger than 10 cm and over 5,000 abandoned rocket bodies or dead satellites.
All of these objects are returning to Earth.
On their way, they either provoke collisions that increase the amount of debris in orbit, or they end up in a dangerous uncontrolled re-entry to Earth. Reports from space agencies indicate that we have already passed a point of no return in terms of debris proliferation, and that we urgently need to remove debris from space.
Dark's priority is to remove the large objects that are responsible for the most dangerous re-entries and debris proliferation.
We're building Interceptor
The first EDR* platform capable to remove dangerous object from space in less than 24 hours.
*Emergency Debris Removal
Making our rescue mission a reality
To save our space infrastructures, EDR must become a new standard for public authorities and private companies. With the exponential increase of human presence in orbit, EDR becomes imperative to ensure the safety of current and future operations. For it to become the centrepiece of space exploration, it must be more affordable than any other service.
The cost of space enterprises is largely determined by the people and infrastructure required to operate them. To reduce costs we address different markets by combining the company's core competencies on one platform - an approach that has been used successfully in many industries for decades.
At Dark, we are leveraging the high performance of Interceptor to address existing markets and scale our costs by offering services such as payload delivery, active debris removal, and hypersonic experiments. This will translate into more features for these adjacent markets, at an even lower cost than specialized companies.
There is a path to save space infrastructures while drastically reducing the cost of our ecosystem pillars.