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Space Access ’11: Gerry Nordley on Tethers

By Doug Messier
Parabolic Arc
April 7, 2011
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Gerry Norley
Tethers Unlimited

  • Still in business, still making money…working on a number of projects
  • satellite end-of-life terminator tape — works on electromagnetic drag and physical drag
  • designed for small class of satellites
  • have conducted microgravity testing on aircraft
  • Rustler system — a net that can be deployed over debris…they put net over it, grab the satellite, and attach a tether to it that can adjust altitude or bring it down into atmosphere
  • Company existing on military contracts and SBIRs

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