SPADEX (Space Docking Experiment) is an Indian technology mission to demonstrate autonomuos docking.
This project will develop and demonstrate the technologies needed for docking two spacecraft (Chaser and Target) and to control one spacecraft from the Attitude Control System of other spacecraft in the docked condition. Subsequent to docking, the Chaser and Target will be separated so that they would carry-out their designated experiments with payloads. This technology will be a forerunner to future planetary missions including crew transfer, international participation etc.
|Type / Application:||Technology, docking|
|Power:||2 deployable solar arrays, batteries|
|SPADEX Chaser||-||Sr||PSLV||with SPADEX Target|
|SPADEX Target||-||Sr||PSLV||with SPADEX Chaser|