Space Force eyeing on-orbit refueling as first foray into OSAM services; RFP expected ‘very soon’

By Courtney Albon / November 16, 2021 at 5:38 PM
The Space Force is making plans for a program aimed at developing a satellite purpose-built for on-orbit refueling -- a first step for the service in understanding how to leverage on-orbit servicing and logistics capabilities. Speaking today during the American Institute of Aeronautics and Astronautics’ ASCEND conference, the head of the service’s space robotics and logistics team, Karl Stolleis, said he expects a request for proposals for a geostationary orbit capability to be released “very soon.” Stolleis said the service...

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