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Can We Use Special Sails To Bring Old Satellites Back Down To Earth?


Can We Use Special Sails To Bring Old Satellites Back Down To Earth? The growing problem of space debris in LEO (Low-Earth Orbit) is garnering more and more attention. With thousands of satellites in orbit, and thousands more on the way, our appetite for satellites seems boundless. But every satellite has a shelf-life. What do we do with them when they’ve outlived their usefulness and devolve into simple, troublesome space debris? In the next five years alone, it’s expected that we will launch up to 2600 more nanosatellites and cubesats.    More



(Source: Universe Today - Jul 11)

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