Setting sail for safer space ⛵️ #shorts
The Drag Augmentation Deorbiting System Nano – a 3.6-sq-m aluminium-coated polyamide membrane attached to four metallic booms – deployed from a 10 cm box aboard a satellite platform launched in 2021 used to deliver miniature ‘CubeSats’ into their individual orbits.
By increasing the overall area of the satellite, the sail will increase the gradual air drag acting upon it from atoms at the top of the atmosphere, and speed up its atmospheric reentry.
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the risk of collision is high? i doubt that.
In another meaning; What goes up; must goes down. QUICKLY .🚀💧🏃🌎
OH…ESA .. ESA…. ESAAAA… LOVE YOUR WORK😍
Adding things to space to remove things from space reminds me of the song about an old woman who swallowed a fly
Aliens looking at us thinking how sloppy and messy we are LOL
Ok, burning up all those satellites in the atmosphere is convenient, and probably cheaper than retrieval and any form of recycling, but what are the byproducts and effects of the burning of all that manmade material?
So Elon was joking about me using his car
Re-entering the atmosphere completely destroys all components or some debris may remain (and contaminate)? Thanks.