05/05/2021 | News release | Distributed by Public on 05/05/2021 13:47
In April, Maxar successfully completed the spacecraft Accommodation Critical Design Review (CDR) for the On-Orbit Servicing, Assembly and Manufacturing (OSAM-1) mission, a major milestone that paves the way for the team to complete the final mechanical build of the spacecraft.
OSAM-1 will refuel a satellite in low Earth orbit not designed to be serviced. In doing so, the mission will validate many of the essential tools, techniques and technologies to enable future science and space exploration missions, bolster national security and spur development of innovative commercial platforms and businesses. NASA's Space Technology Mission Directorate funds and manages the technology demonstration mission.