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Phoenix [DARPA]

Phoenix was to be a DARPA sponsored, NRL led test of a multipurpose robotic spacecraft for servicing and orbital assembly.

Phoenix was to be built on an Orbital ATK A-500 bus and was to operate in geosynchronous orbit. The satellite was to feature two FREND arms, one 4 meter camera arm and multiple end effectors fot autonomous, partially autonomous, and tele-operated robotic control.

After cancellation of the project, the satellite's A-500 bus was repurposed for the STPSat 6.

Nation: USA
Type / Application: Technology
Operator: DARPA
Contractors: NRL (prime), Orbital ATK (bus)
Configuration: A-500 bus
Propulsion: 12 × 22 N REAs
Power: Deployable solar array, batteries
Orbit: GEO
Satellite COSPAR Date LS Launch Vehicle Remarks
Phoenix - cancelled


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