Development of On-Orbit Servicing concepts, technology options and roadmap (part III): Policy considerations

Charity Weeden, Massimilliano Pastena, Scott Morley, 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, Masato Otani, Martina Pinni, Julia Schwartz, Karin ShalaJian Feng Shi, Jasvinder Singh Khoral, Manfred Steinkellner, David Treat, Steve Ulrich, Peter Verheyden, Xiao Yong Wang

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Abstract

Specific policy challenges of On-Orbit Servicing threaten to stagnate this potential industry. One subject that must be addressed is that of the standardization: how the space industry and policy makers alike need to ensure spacecraft are manufactured with design standards in mind. Encouragement of standards can come from government or voluntary practices of industry, such as adherence to a commercial space standards board. Ultimately, standardization will encourage an On-Orbit Servicing industry and provide an alternative to discontinuing space services in failing spacecraft.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)224-228
Number of pages5
JournalJBIS - Journal of the British Interplanetary Society
Volume61
Issue number6
Publication statusPublished - 2008 Jun 1
Externally publishedYes

Keywords

  • Lifetime extension
  • On-Orbit Servicing
  • Orbital replacement unit
  • Policy
  • Standardization

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Aerospace Engineering
  • Space and Planetary Science

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    Weeden, C., Pastena, M., Morley, S., Abbasi, V., Cree, D., Daae, M., Grover, D., Hay, J., He, W., Huang, X., Jacobs, S., Jun, Z., Kearney, S., Kuwahara, T., Lenzi, F., Mirahmetoglu, H., Otani, M., Pinni, M., Schwartz, J., ... Wang, X. Y. (2008). Development of On-Orbit Servicing concepts, technology options and roadmap (part III): Policy considerations. JBIS - Journal of the British Interplanetary Society, 61(6), 224-228.