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D-Orbit launched in space with full success

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D-Orbit, a young company based in US and Europe, is developing a dedicated Decommissioning Device that will remove satellites at their end-of-life in a quick, safe
and controlled way. Today they launched with full sucess their first device.

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D-Orbit launched in space with full success

  1. 1. Validation in orbit of Command and Control Unit of the first decommissioning device for satellites Current systematic increase of concentration of defunct objects around the Earth may become a bottle-neck for future development of space activities and impacts negatively on commercial space exploitation and especially to the whole human society. D-Orbit, a young company based in US and Europe, is developing a dedicated Decommissioning Device that will remove satellites at their end-of-life in a quick, safe and controlled way. D-Orbit Decommissioning Device has been validated on ground, qualified for launch and on 21st of November 2013, at 7am, the “brain” of the device, named ALICE-2, will be launched in space for validation from the Russian base at Yasni, where the DNEPR launcher will insert ALICE-2 payload in orbit. This is an important milestone in order to consequently put the device into market and ensure a clean and safe access to space. The launch, you can see it here:

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