Hierarchy of on-orbit servicing interfacesA series of equipment interfaces is involved in on-orbit servicing operations. The end-to-end hierarchy of servicing interfaces is presented. The interface concepts presented include structure and handling, and formats for transfer of resources (power, data, fluids, etc.). Consequences on cost, performance, and service ability of the use of standard designs or unique designs with interface adapters are discussed. Implications of the interface designs compatibility with remote servicing using telerobotic servicers are discussed.
Moe, Rud V. (NASA Goddard Space Flight Center Greenbelt, MD, United States)
September 6, 2013
December 1, 1989
Publication: ESA, Second European In-Orbit Operations Technology Symposium