Development of On-Orbit Servicing Concepts, Technology Option and Roadmap (Part II) - Technical Design

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S. Ulrich; J. Schwartz; V. Abbasi; D. Cree; M. Daae; D. Grover; J. Hay; W. He; X. Huang; S. Jacobs; Z. Jun; S. Kearney; T. Kuwahara; F. Lenzi; H. Mirahmetoglu; S. Morley; M. Otani; M. Pastena; M. Pinni; K. Shala; J.-F. Shi; J. Singh Koral; M. Steinkellner; D. Treat; P. Verheyden; X. Y. Wang; C. Weeden (2008), JBIS, 61, 213-223

Refcode: 2008.61.213
Keywords: On-Orbit Servicing, lifetime extension, orbital replacement unit, architecture design, robotics

On-Orbit-Servicing (OOS) can enable valuable assets to be repaired and maintained in space, thus lowering spacecraft development costs and timelines. As space activities grow and ever more spacecraft are placed in orbit, such servicing technologies will become increasingly important. This paper proposes a system architecture design for an Orbital Replacement Unit (ORU) exchange service mission in Geostationary Orbit (GEO). It describes in detail the mission and spacecraft design, thereby demonstrating its feasibility in the midterm future.

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