Its goal is to demonstrate automated rendezvous and inspection of a mothership by two micro-satellites. ... The total program cost for XSS-10 is around $25M. Follow-on flights XSS-11 and XSS-12 are projected for 2001 and 2003, respectively. ... manned space station Columbus; Columbus to the ISS; Hermes to the ISS; and their unmanned Automated Transfer Vehicle (ATV) to the ISS.52, 53 Manualanbsp;...
|Title||:||An Assessment of the Technology of Automated Rendezvous and Capture in Space|
|Author||:||M. E. Polites|