Over the past year, government agencies have been coordinating the use of On-orbit Servicing, Assembly, and Manufacturing (OSAM) capabilities to enable ambitious future missions such as sustainable lunar infrastructure, large space telescopes, in-space developmental test, and more. OSAM technology demonstrations are occurring in many domains currently or in the next few years (Northrop Grumman's Mission Extension Vehicle (MEV); NASA's Restore-L, SPIDER, and MakerSat; DARPA's RSGS; and Made in Space's Archinaut One). Considerable momentum has been leveraged within the government, but defining the next step that includes government, industry, and academia is crucial for success. This panel will include panelists from government and industry to discuss the next steps in advancing OSAM capabilities. In addition to panel members' presentations, a heavy emphasis will be placed on audience participation and feedback, both during the panel session and through online feedback.
The goal of this panel is to define the next steps to advance OSAM capabilities. What technologies are on the cusp of reality? What missions that utilize OSAM capabilities are ready to be developed? What industries are ripe for disruption by this transformational capability?
Joseph Anderson - Panelist - Northrop Grumman Corporation
Dale Arney - Chair - NASA Langley Research Center
Carissa Christensen - Panelist - Bryce Space and Technology, LLC
John Lymer - Panelist - MAXAR
Al Tadros - Panelist - Redwire
Debi Tomek - Panelist - NASA
Christina Williams - Organizer - NASA LRC