Addressing Space Debris with a Novel Method for Deorbiting Satellites

The solution to disposing of old satellites may already be onboard.

The rapid increase in the number of orbiting satellites has increased the risk of space junk.
The Li-Ion Battery Deorbiter activates thermal runaway in a controlled manner and utilizes the red-hot gasses produced to generate thrust for deorbit.

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