ESA Taps D-Orbit To Develop Deorbiting Kit

D-Orbit’s decommissioning kit will enable propulsive deorbiting of satellites at end of life.
Credit: D-Orbit
D-Orbit UK is to lead development of a “deorbit kit” for spacecraft under an initial €2.2 million ($2.6 million) contract from the European Space Agency. The objective is to demonstrate active debris removal with the propulsive deorbit of a Vega rocket payload adapter. The decommissioning kit will...
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