For the first time in history, the On-Orbit Servicing, Assembly and Manufacturing (OSAM-1) spacecraft, formerly called Restore-L, will refuel a satellite in low Earth orbit that was not designed to be serviced.
Maxar is building the OSAM-1 spacecraft and three robotic arms for this mission. Two robotic arms will be used for the refueling mission, while the third will demonstrate in-space assembly of large-scale segmented antenna reflectors and manufacturing of a composite beam while on-orbit (SPIDER).
The success of these demonstrations will spur a new era in sustainable space operations essential for science, national security and space exploration.
OSAM-1 Passes Accommodation CDR, Propulsion System Module Complete | Blog
Pioneering the next era of space operations and exploration | Blog
Restore-L overview | NASA
OSAM-1 (Formerly Restore-L) Continues to Make Progress, Fuel Tank Installed