Development of On-Orbit Servicing concepts, technology options, and roadmap (part II): Technical design

Steve Ulrich, Julia Schwartz, Viqar Abbasi, Duncan Cree, Marianne Daae, David Grover, Jason Hay, Weiliang He, Xiaohu Huang, Shane Jacobs, Zhou Jun, Stephen Kearney, Toshinori Kuwahara, Fiorenzo Lenzi, Halit Mirahmetoglu, Scott Morley, Masato Otani, Massimiliano Pastena, Martina Pinni, Karin ShalaJian Feng Shi, Jasvinder Singh Khoral, Manfred Steinkellner, David Treat, Peter Verheyden, Xiao Yong Wang, Charity Weeden

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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.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)213-223
Number of pages11
JournalJBIS - Journal of the British Interplanetary Society
Issue number6
Publication statusPublished - 2008 Jun
Externally publishedYes


  • Architecture design
  • Lifetime extension
  • On-Orbit-Servicing
  • Orbital replacement unit
  • Robotics

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Aerospace Engineering
  • Space and Planetary Science


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