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TechDemoSat-1 on-board camera captures drag sail deploymen


TechDemoSat-1 on-board camera captures drag sail deploymen Surrey Satellite Technology Ltd (SSTL) has released an image showing the successful deployment of the de-orbit drag sail on-board TechDemoSat-1. The deployment of the Icarus-1 drag sail, which was supplied by Cranfield University, marks the end of mission operations for SSTL's TechDemoSat-1 small satellite which was launched into a 635 km Low Earth Orbit in 2014. Sarah Parker, Managing Director of SSTL, said "It is fantastic to see an image of TechDemoSat's deployed drag sail captured by the onboard inspection camera.   More



(Source: Space Daily - Jun 3)

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