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Exolaunch Will Send Big Satellite Cluster Aloft Using New Tech


Exolaunch Will Send Big Satellite Cluster Aloft Using New Tech Exolaunch soon plans to test a new separation system that will gently push microsatellites into space. The German launch provider (formerly known as ECM-Space) says the separation system, called CarboNIX, is "shock free" — meaning that no pyrotechnics are involved, and instead there will be a simple spring and locking mechanism. "It's important because the pyrotechnic shock separation system is the highest shock a satellite will receive during launch," said Connor Jonas, a program manager with Exolaunch.   More



(Source: Forbes - Jul 5)

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