In-space satellite servicing proves successful in record-breaking orbital spacecraft operation

In-space satellite servicing proves successful in record-breaking orbital spacecraft operation

TechCrunch·2020-04-18 01:23

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A demonstration mission of Northrop Grumman’s first-ever Mission Extension Vehicle (MEV-1) has proven successful, extending the life of an Intelsat satellite by five years. The mission involved Northrop’s MEV docking with Intelsat’s IS-901 satellite in orbit on February 25, after which it altered the orbit of the Intelsat spacecraft to bury it more operating time.

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