NASA FISO Presentation: Robotic Servicing of Geosynchronous Satellites.
Now available is the June 15, 2016 NASA Future In-Space Operations (FISO) telecon material. The speaker was Gordon Roesler of DARPA's Tactical Technology Office who discussed "Robotic Servicing of Geosynchronous Satellites".
Dr. Gordon Roesler is a Program Manager in DARPA's Tactical Technology Office where he is developing the capability to provide robotic servicing to geostationary satellites. This is Dr. Roesler's second sojourn as a Program Manager with DARPA; during his previous term 2002-2006, he originated DARPA's development of robotics specifically to service GEO satellites not specially modified for servicing. This included the Spacecraft for the Universal Modification of Orbits (SUMO) and Front-End Robotics Enabling Near-term Demonstration (FREND) programs. His other research interests have included robotic naval vehicles, sensor systems, underwater acoustics, and electric power generation, storage and control. He holds the Ph.D. in Physics from MIT and the B.S. in Physics from the U.S. Naval Academy.
Listen to podcast of "Robotic Servicing of Geosynchronous Satellites" telecon: