D-Orbit has developed a standalone smart propulsion device that is able to remove any kind of satellite from its orbit in a quick, safe and controlled manner, in order to avoid collisions with other operating spacecraft or the possibility of the satellite falling back to Earth uncontrolled. D-Orbit’s device allows for easier and cheaper decommissioning operations, and helps re-position the satellite in case of a launch failure or for rapid collision avoidance maneuvers.
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D-Orbit is a New Space company with solutions covering the entire lifecycle of a space mission, including mission analysis and design, engineering, manufacturing, integration, testing, launch, mission control, and end-of-life decommissioning. The company’s competitive advantage is the versatility of its launch and deployment services that can be tailored to the customer’s needs, from the launch procurement of a single spacecraft using standard deployment strategies to the precise deployment of a full constellation with ION Satellite Carrier, a satellite dispenser developed and operated by D-Orbit. ION Satellite Carrier can host any combination of CubeSats with a total volume of up to 48U and release them individually into distinct orbital slots, enabling deployment schemes previously unavailable to spacecraft with no independent propulsion. Committed to pursuing business models that are profitable, friendly for the environment, and socially beneficial, D-Orbit is the first certified B-Corp space company in the world. Headquartered in Como, Italy, D-Orbit has subsidiaries in Lisbon, Portugal, Harwell, UK, and Washington DC, USA.