Rocket launch in November will evaluate Purdue-developed drag sail that intends to lower orbital debris

Rocket launch in November will evaluate Purdue-developed drag sail that intends to lower orbital debris

When space launch startup Firefly’s very first planned orbital flight removes in November, it’ll bring a speculative payload developed by engineers from Purdue University: A drag sail that’s designed to haul a rocket back to Earth once it’s fulfilled its objective and deployed its freight. Safely de-orbiting an invested launch car would imply one less […]…