AIAA: September 2015 Archives

The servicing of satellites on-orbit has been a hot topic in recent years. From satellite inspection and supporting a spacecraft launched into the wrong orbit to active servicing tasks such as refueling or hardware replacement, spacecraft that can support on-orbit servicing tasks could give new life to otherwise inoperable spacecraft.

The annual AIAA Space conference is underway. In this plenary session government, business, and academic leaders engage in conversation about the direction of change in the space industry and the trends impacting future developments in space science, military space, space launch, and space exploration.