Reconfigurable Cellular Satellites Maintained by Space Robots
Hideyuki Tanaka, Noritaka Yamamoto, Takehisa Yairi,
and Kazuo Machida
Research Center for Advanced Science and Technology (RCAST), University of Tokyo, 4-6-1 Komaba, Meguro, Tokyo 153-8904, Japan
We propose new orbital reconfiguration and recycling that is robot-friendly for easy maintenance and reconfiguration. We designed and fabricated a prototype of the Cellular Satellite (CellSat) and demonstrated CellSat feasibility in assembly experiment.
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