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NASA Requests Funding for $1 Billion ‘Space Tug’ to Deorbit the ISS


NASA Requests Funding for $1 Billion ‘Space Tug’ to Deorbit the ISS NASA is developing a plan to deorbit the International Space Station (ISS) at the end of its lifetime, currently scheduled for 2030. Since the 356-foot-wide laboratory is too big to completely vaporize if left to naturally burn in Earth’s atmosphere, the space agency intends to send a US spacecraft to help deorbit the station and direct its reentry over the unpopulated South Pacific. Earlier this year, NASA requested ideas from the industry for a new spacecraft design or a modification of an existing vehicle to fit this purpose.   More



(Source: SpaceRef - Nov 22)

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