Why can’t satellites have an eject mechanism?

ISRO has had 3 launches this year of which two of them failed destroying their payloads completely. The spacecraft and satellites were all insured and hence there really was no huge monetary loss except of course for the Insurance company and I’m pretty sure the rates would have grown up for the jinxed GSLV.

Now the satellite is positioned to be ejected once it reaches a certain altitude. The only thing that needs to be added to this system is a parachute. The ground controllers could cause the payload to be ejected through a remote command. The satellite is thrown out with the capsule just like a Pilot ejecting a burning jet. After a few seconds a self-destruct destroys the rocket and the satellite floats down safely or is caught during descent by an air force mission. An expensive satellite is saved from sure destruction so many more man hours.

This could probably increase costs by a few thousand dollars but at $20,000 being spent on a Kilogram of payload it could be an awesome hobby project for someone in the space agency.  It could also prep us for a human launch to space. We’d only be rehearsing a much needed maneuver while saving priceless satellites.

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