Rocket Lab To Orbit Aurora’s Deorbiting Demonstration

AuroraSat-1 will demonstrate water-based resistojet propulsion for detumbling and attitude control.
Credit: Aurora Propulsion Technologies
Rocket Lab is to launch a cubesat to test water-based propulsion and plasma braking for maneuvering and deorbiting satellites. AuroraSat-1 is to be launched for Finland’s Aurora Propulsion Technologies after plans to orbit the satellite on another rocket fell through. The cubesat is scheduled to be...

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