Tag Archives: in-orbit satellite servicing

SSL’s Adam Marks: Satellite Servicing Could Help Govt Address Space Mission Assurance Need

Adam Marks, recently appointed chief strategy officer at Maxar Technologies’ SSL subsidiary, told Via Satellite in an interview published Monday he believes in-orbit satellite servicing could transform the nature of the space infrastructure. “In the near-term, servicing provides satellite operators with the flexibility to delay capex decisions and get more life out …

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Effective Space Gets In-Orbit Satellite Servicing Contract

U.K.-based spacecraft technology developer Effective Space has received a contract to perform in-orbit satellite servicing support for an unnamed regional operator, Via Satellite reported Wednesday. Effective Space will launch two Space Drone servicing spacecraft in 2020 to conduct station-keeping and attitude control support for two communications satellites. Daniel Campbell, managing director at Effective …

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Orbital ATK Subsidiary Gets Preliminary FCC Approval for In-Orbit Satellite Servicing Mission

Orbital ATK‘s Space Logistics subsidiary has obtained initial approval from the Federal Communications Commission to conduct in-orbit servicing on an Intelsat satellite, SpaceNews reported Tuesday. FCC authorized Space Logistics’ Mission Extension Vehicle-1 spacecraft to perform rendezvous, proximity operations, and docking with the Intelsat-901 satellite in a graveyard orbit, the report said. Joe Anderson, …

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