Space Force seeks to fund on-orbit refueling, servicing research

By Shelley K. Mesch / March 12, 2024 at 3:56 PM
The Space Force is planning to begin funding on-orbit servicing to increase the potential life and maneuverability of military satellites, Chief of Space Operations Gen. Chance Saltzman said today. Saltzman didn't specify how much money would go toward the new effort for capabilities and demonstration, but the fiscal year 2025 budget request documents released yesterday showed $20 million for research, development, test and evaluation for on-orbit services, mobility and logistics. “This gives us some opportunities to explore dynamic maneuvering, maneuver...

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