Satellite Servicing Logistics 861723

Current and anticipated satellite servicing logistics tasks in support of commercial, scientific, and military space based operations are addressed. Anticipated quantities of Orbital Replaceable Units and Orbital Replaceable Instruments on the Space Station and the projected multiple fleet of free flyers require that prompt attention to the supportability elements of on-orbit activities be an absolute and immediate priority. Anticipated costs to sustain orbital maintenance, servicing, and support of future free flyers and the Space Station leads to a conclusion that optimum support with reduced costs can best be achieved by standardization and centralization of support facilities. The logistics support elements described herein provide a scenario to achieve the supportability goals and reduce the overall satellite servicing costs. A preliminary cost analysis as part of this text confirms the need for a consolidated support program.


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