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NanoSail-D descends slower than expected

Submit on Wednesday, April 27th, 2011 22:54

NASA’s nanosatellite NanoSail-D is slowly descending after successfully orbiting Earth for 95 days since deploying its 9.3-square-metre sail on 20 January. The small satellite demonstration experiment continues its descent towards Earth, lending key sail data to the design of de-orbit mechanisms for future satellites.

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