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.
|Number of pages||11|
|Journal||JBIS - Journal of the British Interplanetary Society|
|Publication status||Published - 2008 Jun|
- Architecture design
- Lifetime extension
- Orbital replacement unit