Reply to post: Re: How long can a MEV function ?

Northrop Grumman's MEV-2 gives Intelsat satellite a new lease on life until the next rescue in another five years

tony72

Re: How long can a MEV function ?

It has a design lifespan of fifteen years, according to this page. I'm not sure what the limiting factor is on the lifespan, I assume it's based on estimated fuel (edit: or I guess that should be reaction mass) usage, so depending how conservative their estimates are, perhaps they might still have an extra mission in the tank at the end.

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