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SSL’s In-Orbit Servicing Spacecraft Completes NASA Design Review; Richard White Comments

Richard White

TYSONS CORNER, VA, Jan. 8, 2018 — An SSL-built spacecraft developed for NASA‘s in-orbit satellite servicing effort has completed the space agency’s mission preliminary design review that would advance the program to the Key Decision Point C phase, ExecutiveBiz reported Dec. 21.

The Maxar Technologies business unit said Dec. 20 it collaborated with NASA Goddard Space Flight Center’s satellite servicing projects division in the development of the robotic Restore-L space vehicle designed to refuel a U.S. government satellite in low-Earth orbit.

Richard White, president of SSL’s government systems business, noted that the satellite servicing technologies that Restore-L will work to demonstrate are “critically” significant to national security, commercial development of LEO activities as well as upcoming NASA missions to cislunar space and Mars.

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