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EXCLUSIVE: MEET THE WORLD’S FIRST SUICIDE SATELLITE

EXCLUSIVE: MEET THE WORLD’S FIRST SUICIDE SATELLITE
The world’s first “suicide” satellite, whose destruction will help prevent the spread of more damaging belts of space debris, will launch later this month. The Italian company D-Orbit will launch a mission June 23 to test out a self-decommissioning satellite called D-Sat, a first for the satellite industry. After the satellite’s mission is complete, it will use a rocket system to lower itself back into Earth’s atmosphere so it can self-destruct. D-Orbit hopes that a similar system could help prevent future satellites from becoming new space debris.   More



(Source: The Daily Caller - Jun 19)

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