SpaceLogistics (Northrop Grumman)

Northrop Grumman provides life extension services to satellite operators in geosynchronous orbit. The Mission Extension Vehicle (MEV) is the industy's first on-orbit satellite servicing vehicle.

Created: 2020-01-18

Updated: 2020-10-17

Founded
Country
1994
USA
Website
SpaceLogistics
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SpaceLogistics (Northrop Grumman)

Service - Mission Extension Vehicle (MEV)

Classification
In-Space Transportation
Category
On-Orbit Servicing
Fields
In-Space Satellite Servicing
Status
1) Active
First launch
2019

In February 2020, Mission Extension Vehicle successfully docked with Intelsat 901, marking the first time two commercial satellites have docked and the first time that mission-extension services will be offered to a satellite in the GEO orbit.

Orbital Science Corporation of Dulles, Virginia, a wholly owned subsidiary of Northrop Grumman Space, has been awarded $187 million to design the habitation and logistics outpost (HALO) for the Gateway, which is part of NASA’s Artemis program and will help the agency build a sustainable presence at the Moon. This award funds HALO’s design through its preliminary design review, expected by the end of 2020.

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