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A Giant Parachute Pulls Orbital Debris Back to Earth

Discussion in 'Tech, Science, and Space' started by Robby, Aug 18, 2009.

  1. Robby

    Robby The Robot

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    A Giant Parachute Pulls Orbital Debris Back to Earth

    [Via Popular Science]
     
  2. Kevin

    Kevin Code Monkey Staff Abductee

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    What is the benefit to putting the satellite into a decaying orbit of 25 years instead of just forcing it to decay immediately?
     

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