Boeing and Hamilton Sundstrand have received contracts to design the power generation system for a electrically propelled spacecraft able to move around rapidly in geosynchronous orbit (GEO) to inspect, repair and reposition other satellites. The contracts are for Phase 1 of the U.S Defense Advanced Research Projects Agency’s Fast Access Spacecraft Testbed (FAST) program. Under the six-month first phase, the companies will complete preliminary design of a high power generation subsystem ...

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