AEROSPACE DEVELOPS NEW CAPABILITY TO DEORBIT SMALL SPACECRAFT

A team at Aerospace recently developed a prototype deorbit motor that could enable space operators to safely retire their spacecraft on demand, which is now more essential than ever to space missions.
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Aerospace's presence resonated throughout the industry's premier conference, with leaders and experts shaping and contributing to key enterprise-wide initiatives throughout the week.

Space Workforce 2030’s National Space Day Shows Kids the Wonders of Space

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Building off the success of this inaugural event, SWF2030 will lead an annual celebration of National Space Day and plans to expand every year to welcome more students get inspired by space.

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