Tethers Unlimited Tape To Deorbit Sherpa-FX Transfer Vehicle

Sherpa-FX is the first in a planned family of orbit transfer vehicles.
Credit: Spaceflight
Spaceflight’s new Sherpa-FX orbit transfer vehicle is to be deorbited after its first mission in low Earth orbit by deploying Tethers Unlimited’s drag-increasing Terminator Tape. The Sherpa-FX is scheduled for launch no earlier than December 2020 by a dedicated rideshare flight on SpaceX’s Falcon 9...
Graham Warwick

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