SAT REUSE: Retired satellites in geosynchronous orbit could be harvested and reused using a new class of “satlets” to be developed under a new U.S. Defense Advanced Research Projects Agency program. The Phoenix program would enable reuse of apertures and antennas on decommissioned GEO satellites in graveyard or disposal orbits. The satlets, or nanosatellites, would ride along on a commercial satellite launch and be released to link up with an on-orbit “tender” or servicing satellite. This ...

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