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Satellite Servicing - Lessons Learned From Solar Maximum Repair
Author(s): Arthur L. Sprott; M. Bay
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Paper Abstract

The Solar Maximum Mission (SMM) satellite, which lost fine pointing attitude control early in its orbital life, was successfully repaired in orbit a little more than four years after its original launch. This successful repair removed the subject of satellite servic-ing from the realm of discussion to that of accomplished fact and, in the opinion of the authors, presages an era during which servicing, repair and up-grading of satellites utilizing the Orbiter and, later, the Space Station will be routine.

Paper Details

Date Published: 23 October 1984
PDF: 4 pages
Proc. SPIE 0493, Optical Platforms, (23 October 1984); doi: 10.1117/12.943785
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Arthur L. Sprott, NASA MMS Programs (United States)
M. Bay, NASA MMS Programs (United States)


Published in SPIE Proceedings Vol. 0493:
Optical Platforms
Charles L. Wyman, Editor(s)

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