Millennium Space Systems Shows Off Satellite Deorbiting Technology

El Segundo-based Millennium Space Systems, which was acquired by Boeing in 2018, said this morning that it has demonstrated its technology, which allows companies to "deorbit" their satellites in significantly less time than normally required after a satellite's usable life. The company said it demonstrated use of its deployable tape technology in de-orbiting a satellite in only eight months, rather than allowing a satellite to deorbit by itself in what is expected to take at least seven years. The company said it made the first direct comparison of its drag tape on two identical satellites.