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23 October 1984 Satellite Servicing - Lessons Learned From Solar Maximum Repair
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Proceedings Volume 0493, Optical Platforms; (1984)
Event: The National Symposium and Workshop on Optical Platforms, 1984, Huntsville, United States
The Solar Maximum Mission (SMM) satellite, which lost fine pointing attitude control early in its orbital life, was successfully repaired in orbit a little more than four years after its original launch. This successful repair removed the subject of satellite servic-ing from the realm of discussion to that of accomplished fact and, in the opinion of the authors, presages an era during which servicing, repair and up-grading of satellites utilizing the Orbiter and, later, the Space Station will be routine.
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Arthur L. Sprott and M. Bay "Satellite Servicing - Lessons Learned From Solar Maximum Repair", Proc. SPIE 0493, Optical Platforms, (23 October 1984);


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