Earlier this week, Colin Doughan posted the first post in what should hopefully be a fun series of posts on the business case of servicing the Iridium satellites over on his excellent Space Business Blog. As he mentioned at the start of the post, I’ve been working with him on this for some time, but [...]
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Earlier this summer, I stumbled on a fascinating paper while trying to find some quotes for my Space 2009 Propellant Depot paper. The paper I found, Boom Rendezvous Alternative Docking Approach, written by Joseph Bonnometti of MSFC, discussed an interesting alternative to the standard method of bringing spacecraft together. It also provided an interesting insight [...]
This is just a short one that someone pointed out to me over the weekend. For spacecraft that have to do their own rendezvous and docking with say a space station or depot, you need an RCS capable of not just holding a stable attitude, but also providing translational control in all three axes. Ie [...]