Tag Archives: Restore-L

SSL Government Execs See Space Innovation Opportunity With On-Orbit Servicing

Richard White, president of SSL Government Systems, said the development of on-orbit servicing technology can help accelerate innovation efforts meant to support future space missions, Geospatial World reported Friday. White added an SSL-designed servicer will work to integrate with government and commercial spacecraft in orbit. NASA awarded the Maxar Technologies …

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Executive Spotlight: Interview with Richard White, President of SSL Government Systems

When working with U.S. government agencies on defining next-generation space technologies, industry leaders across the board are all hands on-deck. SSL Government Systems, for instance, is helping the U.S. Air Force test the security of hosting payloads on commercial satellites; researching power and propulsion for NASA’s Deep Space gateway; developing …

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SSL-Built Satellite Servicing Spacecraft Completes NASA Design Review; Richard White Comments

A spacecraft built by Maxar Technologies’ SSL business for NASA’s in-orbit satellite servicing mission has concluded the agency’s mission preliminary design review. The completion of the mission PDR would advance the spacecraft to the Key Decision Point C phase to pave the way for the launch of the Restore-L mission in 2020, SSL …

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SSL, NASA Complete System Requirements Review for Robotic Satellite Servicing Spacecraft

Space Systems Loral and NASA have reviewed systems requirements for a robotic spacecraft designed to carry out a satellite servicing mission in low-Earth orbit. The two-day evaluation brought together SSL and NASA teams to verify functional and performance requirements for the Restore-L spacecraft, the company said Tuesday. SSL received a potential five-year, $127 million …

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SSL-Managed MDA Division Gets NASA Recognition for ISS Robotic Servicing Support; Rich White Comments

A Space Systems Loral-managed division of MacDonald Dettwiler and Associates has received recognition from NASA for its support on a January robotic servicing mission at the International Space Station. SSL said Wednesday the Johnson Space Center acknowledged the support of MDA US Systems in planning and validating the maneuvers to update the ISS power system using the Special Purpose Dextrous …

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NASA’s Raven System With SSL-Built Gimbal Mechanism Arrives at ISS; Rich White Comments

NASA’s Raven technology with a Space Systems Loral-built two-axis gimbal equipment has reached the International Space Station following the Feb. 19 launch of SpaceX’s 10th ISS cargo resupply mission. NASA’s satellite servicing projects division developed the Raven system designed to test components of a spacecraft navigation system that aims to facilitate …

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NASA to Deploy Autonomous Rendezvous Tech on SpaceX-Built Cargo Spacecraft

NASA plans to launch a technology module with an unmanned SpaceX-built cargo spacecraft in a bid to demonstrate autonomous rendezvous in space. The Raven module will be deployed aboard Dragon spacecraft as part of SpaceX’s 10th commercial resupply mission to the International Space Station, NASA said Tuesday. Raven will test technologies that could facilitate development of a relative navigation system …

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