TYSONS CORNER, VA, Jan. 8, 2018 â An SSL-built spacecraft developed for NASA‘s in-orbit satellite servicing effort has completed the space agency’sÂ mission preliminary design review that would advance theÂ program to the Key Decision Point C phase, ExecutiveBizÂ reported Dec. 21.
TheÂ Maxar TechnologiesÂ business unit said Dec. 20Â it collaborated with NASAÂ Goddard Space Flight Centerâs satellite servicing projects division in the development of the robotic Restore-L space vehicle designed toÂ 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 thatÂ Restore-L will work to demonstrate are “critically” significant to national security, commercial development of LEO activities as well as upcoming NASA missions toÂ cislunar space and Mars.
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