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Number: 244/172.5
Name: Aeronautics > Spacecraft > Rendezvous or docking > Including satellite servicing
Description: Spacecraft structure including means for performing repair or maintenance of one of the docked structures once docking has occurred.










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Patent Number Title Of Patent Date Issued
8448904 Robotic satellite refuelling tool May. 28, 2013
8412391 Proximity spacecraft maneuvering Apr. 2, 2013
8393582 Apparatus and method of transferring and utilizing residual fuel of a launch vehicle upper stage Mar. 12, 2013
8355635 Gyro-aided pointing control for laser communications Jan. 15, 2013
8196870 Robotic satellite refueling tool Jun. 12, 2012
8196869 Cryogenic propellant depot and deployable sunshield Jun. 12, 2012
8196868 Cryogenic propellant depot and integral sunshield Jun. 12, 2012
8181911 Satellite refuelling system and method May. 22, 2012
8150567 Device for control of relative position(s) by measurements of power, for a spacecraft of a group of spacecraft in formation Apr. 3, 2012
8132761 Robust capacitive distance sensor Mar. 13, 2012
8091835 Exchangeable propellant cartridge system Jan. 10, 2012
8074935 Satellite refuelling system and method Dec. 13, 2011
8052092 Method and apparatus for satellite orbital change using space debris Nov. 8, 2011
8016242 Space shuttle with a device for docking to a satellite Sep. 13, 2011
8006937 Spacecraft docking interface mechanism Aug. 30, 2011
8006938 Spacecraft servicing vehicle with adaptors, tools and attachment mechanisms Aug. 30, 2011
7861974 Docking system Jan. 4, 2011
7861975 Two part spacecraft servicing vehicle system with universal docking adaptor Jan. 4, 2011
7837153 Local observable area and self inspection system Nov. 23, 2010
7823837 Two part spacecraft servicing vehicle system with adaptors, tools, and attachment mechanisms Nov. 2, 2010
7815149 Magnetic capture docking mechanism Oct. 19, 2010
7588213 In orbit space transportation and recovery system Sep. 15, 2009
7587325 Method of insuring against satellite launch failure Sep. 8, 2009
7575200 Space depot for spacecraft resupply Aug. 18, 2009
7513460 Method and associated apparatus for capturing, servicing, and de-orbiting earth satellites using robotics Apr. 7, 2009
7438264 Method and associated apparatus for capturing, servicing and de-orbiting earth satellites using robotics Oct. 21, 2008
7293743 Method and associated apparatus for capturing, servicing, and de-orbiting earth satellites using robotics Nov. 13, 2007
7270303 Pincer apparatus for nanosat transport across a satellite Sep. 18, 2007
7240879 Method and associated apparatus for capturing, servicing and de-orbiting earth satellites using robotics Jul. 10, 2007
7216834 Orbit space transportation and recovery system May. 15, 2007
7114682 System and method for transportation and storage of cargo in space Oct. 3, 2006
6843446 Apparatus and methods for in-space satellite operations Jan. 18, 2005
6845303 Micro-satellite and satellite formation for inverse and distributed proximity operations Jan. 18, 2005
6484973 Apparatus and methods for in-space satellite operations Nov. 26, 2002
6364252 Method of using dwell times in intermediate orbits to optimize orbital transfers and method and apparatus for satellite repair Apr. 2, 2002
6330987 Apparatus and methods for in-space satellite operations Dec. 18, 2001
6017000 Apparatus and methods for in-space satellite operations Jan. 25, 2000
5967464 Object-transporting apparatus and method for transporting object Oct. 19, 1999
5511748 Method for extending the useful life of a space satellite Apr. 30, 1996
5429328 Spacecraft payload exchange system Jul. 4, 1995
5419516 Device for coupling at least two spacecraft and use of the device for repairing tether damage May. 30, 1995
5372340 Spacecraft system Dec. 13, 1994
5368428 Apparatus and method for producing a video display Nov. 29, 1994
H1378 Electromagnetic fasteners Nov. 1, 1994
5299764 In-space servicing of spacecraft employing artificial life robotics Apr. 5, 1994
5167464 High-repeatability, robot friendly, ORU interface Dec. 1, 1992
5046691 ORU latch Sep. 10, 1991
4964596 Spacecraft structure for orbital assembly and servicing Oct. 23, 1990
4964062 Robotic arm systems Oct. 16, 1990
4955654 End effector Sep. 11, 1990

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