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Small Probe Reentry System

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Small Probe Reentry System
Global Aerospace Corporation (GAC), and its research partner, Cal Poly San Luis Obispo (CPSLO), will develop an integrated Small Probe Reentry System (SPRS) for low Earth orbit (LEO) small satellite Earth reentry missions. The SPRS delivers the small probe to a targeted reentry, protects it from the harsh atmospheric reentry environment, slows it down so that it can land without damage to its payload, and announces its position for recovery. This technology will be applicable to very small satellites that could carry 1 kg sample return payload will experience a low-temperature rise and a low deceleration load. More »

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