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Group Task Force on Satellite Rescue and RepairThe Group Task Force was chartered by the Administrator of NASA to recommend 'a policy outlining the criteria, the design standards, and the pricing model to guide NASA in assessing the responsibilities for government and nongovernment Satellite Rescue and Repair Missions.' Criteria for accepting such missions, risks, and benefits to all sectors of our economy involved in satellite services, adequacy of planning and training, and the impact on NASA's primary mission were reviewed. The Group began by asking a more fundamental question; is satellite rescue and repair a logical element of NASA's mission? Factors considered were: (1) the probability of rescue or repair opportunities arising; (2) the economic justification for such attempts; (3) the benefits to NASA, both from such ad hoc learning experiences in space operations and the impact on the public perception of NASA; (4) the effect of such unanticipated missions on NASA's scheduled activities; (5) any potential effect on NASA's technical capability to work in space; and (6) any potential effect on U.S. economic competitiveness.
Document ID
Acquisition Source
Legacy CDMS
Document Type
Technical Memorandum (TM)
Date Acquired
September 6, 2013
Publication Date
September 29, 1992
Subject Category
Spacecraft Design, Testing And Performance
Report/Patent Number
NAS 1.15:108713
Accession Number
Distribution Limits
Work of the US Gov. Public Use Permitted.
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