And next year, the long-held dream of reorganizing the planets around the world will soon be a reality. Two new missions – from the Northrop Grumman military contract and the so-called Astroscale – will send planes around the world and other vehicles around the world to see if they can. both satellites are able to stabilize. to meet each other in space. If successful, these missions could mark a first step to clean up the Earth’s crust, to make it more comfortable.
Northrop Grumman and Astroscale are planning to try a project known as satellite protection, which is not the case for satellite operators now. Every time the operator sends a satellite into the path, there is no way to get back to that satellite. Everything has its own space. So, if the satellite bag runs out, you will not be able to fill the tank. Operators will have to remove the vehicle off the rotating track and replace it with another million-dollar vehicle. If the satellite crashes, I just sit in the space as a non-working bowl which may interfere with other nearby satellites.
The space-mounted space architecture that connects to a broken satellite is not an easy task. For one thing, these satellites are traveling down thousands of miles per hour, making it difficult to reach. Also, almost all satellites are sent to a location that is not designed for capture and correction. They do not have access to the parking lot, so car maintenance satellites need to find creative ways to deal with the fuel that has run out of fuel. If satellites were to die in some form of catastrophic flooding, they would simply collapse and become more difficult to understand.
Next year the missions will test two ways in which satellites can be maintained while maintaining aviation operations. One uses a robotic machine to hold satellites, while another tests magnetic fields that allow two satellites to capture each other. Both methods are good, but first, the teams need to show that they can do it.
Northrop Grumman’s satellite protection mission continues. On October 9, the Russian Proton rocket launches the company’s MEV 1 aircraft, the first mission to test satellite performance in space. «We think this is the first trade [satélite de servicio] on a mission to meet and land, ”Joseph Anderson, vice president of enterprise development and operations at Space Logistics, a member of Northrop Grumman, says The label.
The MEV 1 aircraft has a special function: a rotating satellite. The vehicle is a communications satellite called Intelsat 901, which travels 22,000 miles from Earth. Launched in 2001, the Intelsat 901 has long been a long and efficient mission, but the satellite on the carrier is dwindling and ground operators are unable to operate the spacecraft for the time being. two.
MEV 1 will try to change that. At the end of January of the following year, the outrigger sailed to Intelsat 901. When the two were positioned correctly, the MEV 1 used a device to capture the Intelsat 901 from the machine. That device attracts the two satellites, so they are directly above each other. As the two vehicles are one, the MEV 1 turns its own engine and puts the Intelsat 901 into a new space to make the satellite work better.
MEV 1 will remain in Intelsat 901 for more than five years and will last longer than the old satellite. “It simply came to our notice then. not cheap, but a little oily, ”Anderson said. “They could not have been more than five years old if we did not have this sentence.” MEV 1 may be connected, especially if Intelsat services are large. But once Intelsat determined it was a weather satellite, the MEV 1 placed the vehicle in a tomb known as the local cemetery of a space zone where non-functional satellites were placed behind it. their fuel. In a desolate graveyard, they do not interfere with certain satellites.
MEV 1 is only the first of the missions Northrop Grumman expects to test satellite performance. Anderson says he has heard of satellite operators who are in high demand for these types of services. “Almost all the managers I told them, ‘Well, I know it’s there these days. I want to sell your service,'” Anderson says.
While Northrop Grumman is looking for ways to extend the life of the satellites in space, Astroscale is looking for ways tango satellites have failed or run out of fuel and need to be removed from the emergency lane. As a result, the chances of these satellites flying over control of an aircraft are less likely to be more junk. “The company has a plan to establish positions,” says Chris Blackerby, CEO and CEO of the Astroscale Group The label. “We are working right at the end of the service life to increase the number of satellites and enable the removal of nearby waste plants.”
To do this, Astroscale has begun assembling a mortgage for its first mission in space, called the End of Life Services by Astroscale show, or ELSA-d. The goal is to test a way to connect the two planes together into space through a magnet. The mission is scheduled to launch on top of Russia’s Soyuz storage peak by mid-2020, fueled by two outrigger vehicles: a satellite service and a small garbage truck. Each magnet plate is very similar to each plate. At the end of the session, the two ships parted ways, rehearsing to meet each other again, and reattaching their magnets. “The main goal is simply to show that we can find a location and a link location to connect to anything on this board,” Blackerby says.
If this is a permanent waste removal mission, the Astroscale satellite service will carry the waste or non-working satellite near the Earth. There, the mud is dragged down until the satellite flashes as it falls into the Earth’s atmosphere. Now, Astroscale says the main focus is to remove errors from orbit satellites, but Blackerby says these barrier plates can be used to repair vehicles.
Yes, the only way for this to work in the future is if all the satellites are built with this magnetic field. This is why the company proposed to satellite operators to incorporate the plate into their aircraft design. Astroscale is consulting with law enforcement to ensure that these magnetic plates are designed for all satellites moving forward. “Part of our resource allocation will be a book to say,” Here’s what our plate sees. Place the satellite. It is clear; a small installation; be ready, ‘”Blackerby says.” “You are preparing yourself, satellite operators, for the days to come, and your satellite may not be weak.”