back to article NASA's satellite pit stop project runs out of gas

NASA has finally pulled the plug on its ambitious mission to refuel and service working satellites via its OSAM-1 demonstrator. The On-orbit, Servicing, Assembly, and Manufacturing 1 (OSAM-1) demonstrator was to have grappled, refueled, and relocated a government-owned satellite. However, citing cost and technical challenges …

  1. Jim Whitaker

    New approach needed

    Now give the task to SpaceX.

  2. Anonymous Coward
    Anonymous Coward

    Given that (Space X at least) can launch 50 satellites on a single rocket, my hunch is it doesn't make sense to service satellites. To make it economical, a single service launch would have to service N * 50 satellites, N>>1.

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