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On-orbit performance of the Orbital Express Capture System
Author(s): Pejmun Motaghedi
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Paper Abstract

The Orbital Express Capture System (OECS) is one of the key technologies successfully demonstrated as part of the Orbital Express Demonstration System flight operations that took place between March and July, 2007. The OECS supported all demate, capture and berthing activities throughout the span of on-orbit activities, with no anomalies. This paper will briefly review the Orbital Express (OE) program, including goals, key milestones & events and other major subsystems particularly relevant to the OECS performance. A summary of the major activities in the Virtual System Integration process, as applied to the OECS, to ultimately verify satisfactory pre-flight performance, will be presented. Finally, actual on-orbit performance of the OECS will be described.

Paper Details

Date Published: 15 April 2008
PDF: 12 pages
Proc. SPIE 6958, Sensors and Systems for Space Applications II, 69580E (15 April 2008); doi: 10.1117/12.780132
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Pejmun Motaghedi, The Boeing Co. (United States)

Published in SPIE Proceedings Vol. 6958:
Sensors and Systems for Space Applications II
Richard T. Howard; Pejmun Motaghedi, Editor(s)

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