Tag Archives: on-orbit servicing

SSL, NASA Partner on Two “˜Tipping Point' Space Tech Platforms; Richard White Quoted

NASA has picked Maxar Technologies' SSL subsidiary to develop two spacecraft technologies under the agency's Tipping Point program. SSL will work with NASA through a public-private partnership to demonstrate an in-orbit fuel transfer system to support on-orbit refueling and servicing missions, Maxar said Monday. The company and the space agency will also …

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SSL’s Richard White: On-Orbit Servicing Process Can Depend on Client Spacecraft Requirements

Richard White, president of SSL‘s government systems business, said in a Geospatial World report published Thursday the actual satellite servicing process can change depending on a client spacecraft’s design, orbit and requirements. White added on-orbit servicing generally covers “rendezvous and gentle capture of the client, completion of servicing tasks using the servicer's …

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