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NEWS | July 1, 2016

Cleaning Up The Skies Without Impacting Satellite Performance




MMA Design LLC

  • LOCATION: Boulder, Colorado
  • TOPIC NUMBER: AF083-198
  • TOPIC TITLE: Low-Cost Deorbiting System
  • TECHNICAL PROJECT OFFICE: AFRL Space Vehicles Directorate, Kirtland AFB, NM

A Colorado-based small business is taking big steps to minimize a looming threat to valuable U.S. space assets.

With the backing of the Air Force Small Business Innovation Research/Small Business Technology Transfer (SBIR/STTR) Program, MMA Design LLC created and successfully demonstrated a system to remove satellites from orbit that has attracted millions of dollars in investment from outside the SBIR program.

Also known as a deorbit module, MMA Design’s dragNET system can be added to an existing spacecraft late in the integration stage and is adaptable to various classes of vehicles.


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