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Overheating problem in a nano-satellite due to proximity of system components

I am working in a team designing a nano-satellite for a remote sensing mission. I am a computer engineering student so I am not really familiar with space stuff. The problem is that we have been told ...
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What is the maximum velocity at which Soyuz TMA-M may transit through Earth' atmosphere at reentry without a heat-shield?

A quick follow-up to Re-entry Heat Shield Alternative Instead of looking for an alternative to heat-shield, I'd like to draw from analogous naval tactics I heard about; Back in the 1950's to 1960's, ...
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Deorbit time for satellites in LEO

According to Systems and methods for a self-deploying vehicle drag device (US 8616496 B2) patent's background of the invention: The United States Federal Communications Commission (FCC) requires ...
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Does it snow in LEO?

How does water spray behave in Low Earth Orbit (LEO), from the side exposed to the Sun to the side in Earth's shadow? Could it be used as means of augmenting atmospheric drag and deorbiting defunct ...