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December 05, 2016
CONTRACT RELEASE C16-032

NASA Awards Contract for Refueling Mission Spacecraft

NASA has awarded the Restore-L Spacecraft Bus and Support Services contract to Space Systems/Loral of Palo Alto, California. Restore-L is a robotic spacecraft equipped with the tools, technologies and techniques needed to service satellites currently in orbit.

The contract has a firm-fixed-price and includes a three-year core period and a two-year indefinite-delivery/indefinite-quantity portion. The total maximum value of the contract is $127 million.

Space Systems/Loral will provide spacecraft bus, critical hardware and services for the development, deployment and operations of the Restore-L mission. They also will provide related services to accomplish mission integration, test, launch and operations.

The Restore-L Project is managed within NASA’s Satellite Servicing Projects Division at the agency’s Goddard Space Flight Center in Greenbelt, Maryland, for NASA’s Space Technology Mission Directorate.

The Satellite Servicing Projects Division at Goddard was established in 2009 to continue NASA’s 40-year legacy of satellite servicing and repair. Restore-L is a free-flying mission projected to launch in 2020 to perform in-orbit satellite servicing on an operational government asset in low-Earth orbit.

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Collectspace's similar article says that Landsat 7, which was launched in April 1999 atop a Delta II, will be refueled by Restore-L in 2020.

http://www.collectspace.com/ubb/Forum33/HTML/000661.html
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Re: NASA Awards Contract for Refueling Mission Spacecraft
« Reply #2 on: 12/08/2016 02:09 AM »
Collectspace's similar article says that Landsat 7, which was launched in April 1999 atop a Delta II, will be refueled by Restore-L in 2020.

http://www.collectspace.com/ubb/Forum33/HTML/000661.html
An interesting, indirect connection, IIRC:
One of the Vandenberg Shuttle flights was to be a refueling of Landsat 4 or 5.  They were constructed with larger than otherwise needed propellant tanks so the satellite would have sufficient propellant to lower its orbit prior to the Shuttle rendezvousing with it.
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Re: NASA Awards Contract for Refueling Mission Spacecraft
« Reply #3 on: 12/08/2016 02:12 AM »
Collectspace's similar article says that Landsat 7, which was launched in April 1999 atop a Delta II, will be refueled by Restore-L in 2020.

http://www.collectspace.com/ubb/Forum33/HTML/000661.html
Collectspace's similar article says that Landsat 7, which was launched in April 1999 atop a Delta II, will be refueled by Restore-L in 2020.

http://www.collectspace.com/ubb/Forum33/HTML/000661.html
An interesting, indirect connection, IIRC:
One of the Vandenberg Shuttle flights was to be a refueling of Landsat 4 or 5.  They were constructed with larger than otherwise needed propellant tanks so it would have sufficient propellant to lower its orbit prior to the Shuttle rendezvousing with it.
Restore-L's full name is Restore-Landsat Servicing Mission which was recently shortened to just Restore-L.

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Re: NASA Awards Contract for Refueling Mission Spacecraft
« Reply #4 on: 12/08/2016 03:40 AM »
See also http://forum.nasaspaceflight.com/index.php?topic=37828.0

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