On-Orbit Satellite Servicing panel.
Greg Scott, Space Roboticist, Naval Research Laboratory was the moderator of the "On-Orbit Satellite Servicing" AIAA Space 2016 panel.
Introduction: From satellite inspection and supporting a spacecraft launched into the wrong orbit to active servicing tasks such as refuelling or hardware replacement, spacecraft that can support on-orbit servicing tasks could give new life to otherwise inoperable spacecraft. This panel will discuss the current state of on-orbit servicing and the near-term plans for such systems across the civil, defense, and commercial space sectors.
The panelists were:
- Charles Bacon, Chief Cooperative Servicing Engineer; Restore-L Systems Engineer, Satellite Servicing Capabilities Office, NASA
- Maj. Gen. James B. Armor Jr. (USAF ret.), Staff Vice President, Washington Operations, Orbital ATK
- Steve Jolly, Chief Engineer Civil Space, Lockheed Martin Space Systems
- Gordon Roesler, Program Manager, Robotic Servicing of Geosynchronous Satellites, DARPA
-Steve Oldham, Senior Vice President, Strategic Business Development, SSL