The Price is Out There! Wayfinder now features orbital debris removal pricing from KMI
October 16, 2023
We created Wayfinder to be the map for safer, more efficient orbital highways (among many other wonderful things).
One way we get there is knowing not just what's up there, but what will take to get it down.
In other words, providing transparency in the space debris removal market is important. And with that in mind, we're thrilled to share that we've partnered with KMI to integrate their pricing for debris removal into our leading space object tracking application. This new Wayfinder feature will stand alone as the only public access point for debris removal costs – and it's available for you to explore right now on Wayfinder, as well as in a custom KMI white label at kmi.privateer.com.
This isn't a one-time update, either.
Details on tracked debris and price for collection will be continually refined by KMI, utilizing Wayfinder APIs for the latest data on objects in orbit, as well as industry input. Our goal is to empower greater innovation and action, not only between KMI and Privateer, but stakeholders across the space industry. By transparently communicating debris removal pricing, we are moving together toward sustainable management of the space environment.
“For KMI this partnership is natural, as working with the world leaders in visualizing orbital objects aids our efforts to go and clear that space,” Troy M. Morris, KMI Co-Founder & CEO, said. “Continued and clear operations in orbit are a shared value for both KMI and Privateer, and these combined efforts to support pricing for the removal of debris enable customers far and wide to make informed decisions in securing their own missions to explore Earth and beyond. I’ll invite anyone interested or operating in space to take a look at the debris removal pricing through Wayfinder, to understand and address the objects in the way of their success."
For Wayfinder, this is another step toward a much bigger vision for not just space sustainability, but open, easy access to space data.
The database that feeds Wayfinder’s visualization is available to problem-solvers everywhere now in the form of Privateer APIs, soon to be joined by microservices and developer workbenches within the app. For those seeking to derive business insights or develop breakthrough applications from the treasure trove of information orbiting our planet, it will be the master key.
“Wayfinder was built to be the central marketplace for data in and from space and this partnership aligns perfectly with that purpose,” Privateer CEO Alex Fielding said. “This significant step forward in the debris removal market will support not only further growth of key orbital services, but also ultimately the safety and sustainability of our orbital highways.”