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Mission Extension Vehicle

IT'S IMPOSSIBLE TO REVIVE A SATELLITE

Until it's not.

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About MEV

The Mission Extension Vehicle-1, the industry’s first satellite life extension vehicle, completed its first docking to a client satellite, Intelsat IS-901 on February 25, 2020. MEV is designed to dock to geostationary satellites whose fuel is nearly depleted. Once connected to its client satellite, MEV uses its own thrusters and fuel supply to extend the satellite’s lifetime. When the customer no longer desires MEV’s service, the spacecraft will undock and move on to the next client satellite. MEV B-roll | Photos SpaceLogistic’s vision goes far beyond just the MEV, though, with plans to establish a fleet of commercial servicing vehicles that can address most any servicing need. These technologies include robotics and high-power solar electric propulsion to enable future services, building upon our keep-it-simple approach to satellite life extension. Learn more about future capabilities here.

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