As The Planetary Society’s LightSail 2 spacecraft prepares to demonstrate solar-sail propulsion in low Earth orbit (LEO), project manager Vestigo Aerospace has received a NASA grant to study use of drag-sail technology to deorbit LEO satellites. A startup founded by Purdue University Associate Professor David Spencer, Vestigo will conduct the study under a $125,000 Phase 1 small business innovation research grant from the space agency. “Through the six-month study, we will ...


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