Orbit Recycling

Turning Waste into Value



A billion-dollar treasure is circling over our heads, which grows year over year. Nobody dares to lift it, even though we have the technology. Orbit Recycling is changing this: old satellites are being processed into building materials for new space projects, just as aluminum could be recycled from beverage cans. This is how we turn waste into value.

Space Debris


More than 7,500 spacecrafts have been launched into orbit, but only very few of them are still alive. Overall, more than 7,500 tons of space debris have been left behind. Every year the volume of retired satellites and old rocket parts grows, which in some cases will continue to orbit over our heads for hundreds of years. But why is space debris not recycled and used for the production of new things? After all, we made these objects with great effort and a lot of money: you easily pay over 50,000 Euros to launch one kilogram of payload into the geostationary orbit.

These values should not be ignored or destroyed.

The Moon Station


50 years ago, Neil Armstrong spoke his famous sentence: "That's one small step for man, one giant leap for mankind." Now humanity is ready for the next big step: The colonization of the moon. The leading space nations have announced their plans for a human moon station. Similar to the International Space station ISS, many countries and space agencies will work together and provide different components for the construction of the station. Orbit Recycling will deliver recycled materials from space debris. Instead of from the Earth's surface, the material now comes out of our orbit, which will reduce the transportation costs by billions of euros.

In this way, we not only bring sustainability into space but reduce the amount of space debris.


Orbit Recycling Initiative
Founder: Frank Koch
Hinter den Gärten 24
D-13589 Berlin