CanX-7 shows drag sails are effective at deorbiting – Satellite News Digest

After the CanX-7 nanosatellite deployed its drag sails only a week ago, early results indicate the sails are having a noticeable effect. Space Flight Laboratory (SFL) at the University of Toronto Institute for Aerospace Studies, which developed CanX-7, has announced the altitude decay rate changed significantly following the deployment in the late evening of 4 May 2017 (Toronto time).

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