Final demo of MOSAR Project
On July 9th 2021, Space Applications Services organised the final demonstration of the MOSAR project.
The video shows the demonstration relative to our Walking Manipulator relocation and the manipulation and connection of spacecraft modules between Servicer and Client spacecrafts thanks to HOTDOCKs.
The MOSAR Project achieved the development up to TRL4 of the following technologies enabling an in orbit modular assembly and reconfiguration of spacecraft:
- Orbital Replaceable Units (ORUs). Each individual module is dedicated to a specific function such as control, power, thermal management, sensors. Once assembled, they deliver a fully functional spacecraft.
- A repositionable symmetric walking robotic manipulator (WM) allowing to capture, manipulate and position spacecraft modules, while being able to reposition itself on the spacecraft elements or directly on the modules (a Space Applications’ development).
- Standards robotics interfaces (HOTDOCK), providing mechanical, data, power, and thermal transfer for interconnection between the modules, spacecraft and walking manipulator (a Space Applications’ development).
- A functional engineering simulation environment and design tool, offering assistance for modules design, system configuration, and operation planning, with the support of a multi-physics engine.
More details on the project objective and contributing partners are available at:https://www.h2020-mosar.eu/
A video presenting the MOSAR concept and mission operations scenarios is available at:https://youtu.be/cwqKEzwAVn8