Astroscale, which is developing technology to remove space debris, has made two management-level hires.
The Japanese-owned company, which has a base at the Harwell Space Cluster, has taken on Mike Lindsay as chief technology officer and Gene Fujii as chief engineer.
Lindsay, who has worked at NASA, Google and OneWeb, will drive overall technical strategy.
Fujii, who has 25 years’ experience in the commercial space sector, will lead the global engineering team. Both will be based in Tokyo.
Astroscale founder and chief executive Nobu Okada said: “In the next 10 years, space debris removal will become as routine as roadside car service is today.”
Since it was founded in 2013, Astroscale has raised more than £108m. It employs 100 staff across four offices.