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    What Goes Up Must Come Down; dragNET Removes Debris from Space

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    Video by Dennis Stewart 


    The dragNET technology, developed by MMA Design, LLC, with support from the Air Force Small Business Research and Small Business Technology Transfer Program is a hardware solution that is launched with a spacecraft. At the end of a spacecraft's life, it is deployed from its original form factor, the size of a shoebox, and grows up to a 14-square meter area.

    The functionality of dragNET is to deorbit the spacecraft, in other words bring it back down to Earth in a faster time period than it normally would through the natural deceleration on orbit. Normally that process could take 25 years or more, with dragNET, it is reduced to less than two years, usually a ten to forty times reduction in order to reduce the amount of space debris on orbit. The technology makes space flight easier, and safer for both Air Force missions and manned space flight.



    Date Taken: 11.07.2018
    Date Posted: 11.07.2018 09:23
    Category: Video Productions
    Video ID: 638434
    VIRIN: 181107-F-WY291-1044
    PIN: 1044
    Filename: DOD_106194064
    Length: 00:03:08
    Location: CO, US

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