Deorbit Systems

Sustainably safeguarding the future of space flight.

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    FCC 5-year Rule

    De-orbiting spacecraft and launch vehicle upper stages has once again become a hot topic of conversation since the Federal Communications Commission (FCC) ruled that satellites ending their mission in, or passing through, LEO must deorbit as soon as reasonably feasible but no later than five years after its mission is complete. This new rule significantly shortens the previous guideline set forth by NASA in the 90s which recommended that satellites de-orbit within 25-years, or else move into a graveyard orbit for safe storage. 

    MMA’s dragNET De-orbit System is flight qualified, having deorbited the upper stage of the ORS-3 Minotaur in about 2 years after its launch back in 2013 — an historic accomplishment!

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