Terminator Tape™ Deorbit Module

The Terminator Tape™ Deorbit Modules are compact, lightweight modules that enables your small satellite to comply with the Federal Communications Comission (FCC) post-mission orbital lifetime restrictions with a minimal mass, volume, footprint, cost, and risk impacts to your program.

Our Terminator Tape Deorbit Modules bring great flexibility to our customers. Upon command from your spacecraft, or from an optional battery-powered timer module, the Terminator Tape opens and deploys a long, thin conductive tape. The tape interacts with the environment in Earth orbit to induce increased drag on the spacecraft, hastening its orbital decay through entirely passive methods. Tethers Unlimited, Inc. has flight-heritage Terminator Tape modules sized for satellites and spacecraft of many sizes, including CubeSats, NanoSats, and Small MicroSats.

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