The Space Policy Show

Ep. 127: How Stuff Works: Servicing & Assembling in Space

November 01, 2023 The Aerospace Corporation Episode 127
The Space Policy Show
Ep. 127: How Stuff Works: Servicing & Assembling in Space
Show Notes

Why do we want to service satellites rather than deorbit them? What do we and could we assemble and manufacture in space? What technologies exist and what are the biggest challenges to expanding a viable in-space servicing assembly and manufacturing (ISAM) economy? In this episode Colleen Stover hosts Aerospace experts Dr. Shannon Zirbel (Vehicle Engineering Department) and Brianna Andrus (Human Exploration & Space Flight) to talk about how stuff works in the world of ISAM.  

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This episode is part of a Center for Space Policy series on ISAM (in-space servicing, assembly, and manufacturing). This series covers a range of foundational topics regarding the current and future development efforts for an in-space economy based on ISAM technologies and missions.  

Topics in the series include: 

  • International standards-making 
  • How Stuff Works 
  • Extending capabilities with robotics 
  • Building US national collaboration 
  • International geo-economics 
  • Space Access, Mobility & Logistics (SAML

The Space Policy Show is produced by The Aerospace Corporation’s Center for Space Policy and Strategy. It is a virtual series covering a broad set of topics that span across the space enterprise. CSPS brings together experts from within Aerospace, the government, academia, business, nonprofits, and the national labs. The show and their podcasts are an opportunity to learn about and to stay engaged with the larger space policy community.
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