Experimental DragRacer satellites will take a look at ‘Terminator Tape’ for house junk cleanup this autumn

An artist rendering of the DragRacer experimental mission, which includes two satellites to test space debris deorbit technologies with and without a space tether.  (Image credit: Millennium Space Systems)

An experimental mission to test tether-based orbital debris cleanup method with “Terminator Tape” is slated to launch this fall to test the deorbit performance of two satellites. 

The Millennium Space Systems mission, called DragRacer, involves two small satellites that are set to launch simultaneously to low Earth orbit (LEO) to measure how fast satellites fall out of space. The goal, the company said, is to study technologies for removing space debris from orbit

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