Dragsail satellite

From: Kevin Fetter via Seesat-l <seesat-l_at_satobs.org>
Date: Sun, 7 May 2017 23:29:37 +0000 (UTC)
Dragsail will be place into orbit this month, with someone satellites.



Mission info

We are planning to deploy this DragSail to increase the area-to-mass-ratio so that the drag is artificially increased and so the orbital decay as well. We want to see with that experiment if this is a possible way to reduce space debris by reducing the orbit faster.
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