Millennium Space experiment to demonstrate technology to rapidly deorbit satellites – SpaceNews

Millennium Space Systems Nov. 19, 2020, launched an experiment intended to show that a small satellite with a deployable tether can safely deorbit in a matter of weeks. Credit: Millennium Space

Tom Russell, interim CEO of Millennium Space Systems, said the technology is a possible solution to the growing problem of orbital debris congestion.

WASHINGTON — Boeing subsidiary Millennium Space Systems announced Dec. 7 that an experiment launched to space last month will show a small satellite can safely deorbit in about 45 days…More about this article in the link below…

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