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UN ban on mercury as a propellant reveals gaps in ‘Space Law’

by Interesting Engineering | April 6, 2022
In 2018, Kevin Bell, Staff Counsel at NGO Public Employees for Environmental Responsibility (PEER), received information from a whistleblower about a new satellite thruster under development that used mercury — a highly toxic liquid metal — as a propellant. The company — Apollo ...
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