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SPADEX

SPADEX [ISRO]

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.

Nation: India
Type / Application: Technology, docking
Operator: ISRO
Contractors: ISRO
Equipment:
Configuration:
Propulsion: ?
Power: 2 deployable solar arrays, batteries
Lifetime:
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Orbit:
Satellite COSPAR Date LS Launch Vehicle Remarks
SPADEX Chaser - Sr PSLV with SPADEX Target
SPADEX Target - Sr PSLV with SPADEX Chaser
Further Microsat missions: