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SSL to Develop In-Space Refueling, Dual-Mode Propulsion Tech for NASA; Richard White Quoted

Richard White

TYSONS CORNER, VA, October 22, 2018 — SSL has entered into a public-private partnership with NASA to build two spacecraft technologies under the agency’s Tipping Point program that aims to utilize commercial space capabilities for government missions, ExecutiveBiz reported Oct. 1.

Maxar Technologies (NYSE: MAXR) said Oct. 1 its SSL subsidiary will work to develop the In-Space Xenon Transfer for Satellite, Servicing and Exploration Vehicle Replenishment and Life Extension technology to facilitate on-orbit fuel transfer, as well as the High Efficiency 6kW Dual Mode Electric Propulsion Engine for Broad Mission Applications platform designed to be a dual-mode power processing unit.

“Powerful and cost-effective propulsion systems and reuse of assets already on-orbit will ultimately help build a better world and propel humanity’s exploration of space,” said Richard White, president of SSL Government Systems.

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