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PW-Sat2 launch fires the imagination of the WUT community

PW-Sat2 launch fires the imagination of the WUT community

December 3, at 19.32 - the PW-Sat2 - the fourth Polish satellite was launched into Earth orbit onboard the SpaceX Falcon9 rocket.

PW-Sat2 satellite project began in 2013 at the Students' Space Association (Studenckie Koło Astronautyczne) at the Faculty of Power and Aeronautical Engineering of the Warsaw University of Technology. The main goal of PW-Sat2 is to test the deorbit technology of a deorbit sail, i.e. to remove the satellite from the orbit after completing its mission. The success of this experiment will allow using the deorbit sail in future space missions and effectively fight the problem of space debris.

Do you want to know more? You can read about PW-Sat2 and space debris at pw-sat.pl/en/home-page/