Airbus has launched a groundbreaking technology designed to mitigate the risks posed by tumbling satellites in space
The Detumbler represents a significant advancement in addressing the challenges of space debris, particularly in Low Earth Orbit (LEO)
This magnetic damping device, weighing approximately 100 grams, is engineered to be attached to satellites nearing the end of their operational lives. Its purpose is to prevent these satellites from tumbling, a common issue in orbital flight dynamics, especially in LEO. The device features a central rotor wheel and magnets that interact with the Earth’s magnetic field, effectively damping unwanted motion.