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SSL AND NASA MOVE CLOSER TO CREATING A SERVICE SPACECRAFT FOR LEO SATELLITES

SSL AND NASA MOVE CLOSER TO CREATING A SERVICE SPACECRAFT FOR LEO SATELLITES Satellite provider Space Systems Loral (SSL) and NASA have completed a key step towards building a spacecraft that can service satellites in low Earth orbit (LEO), potentially extending their useful life and making it possible to move forward on building a whole new industry out of deployed satellite service operations. SSL and NASA successfully passed the Preliminary Design Review stage for the Restore-L mission, which aims to combine robotics to create a platform for latching onto and refuelling LEO satellites. This means the Restore-L design has met initial mission requirements, and will now move on to a more detailed design phase to flesh out the specifics of the spacecraft SSR will construct with a launch window target of 2020.   More



(Source: TechCrunch - Aug 9)

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