Magazine Article

Launch-on-Demand Servicing Microsatellites

TBMG-7465

10/01/2001

Abstract
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A report describes an emerging class of miniature, highly capable, relatively inexpensive satellites that could be launched rapidly by nontraditional methods. Of particular interest is a subclass of proposed launch-on-demand microsatellites for inspecting and servicing other satellites (targets) already in orbit. A satellite of this subclass would have a mass of ≤30 kg and could be launched, by use of a modified missile system, from a fighter airplane in flight.

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"Launch-on-Demand Servicing Microsatellites," Mobility Engineering, October 1, 2001.
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Oct 1, 2001
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TBMG-7465
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Magazine Article
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English