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Northrop Grumman MEV-2 spacecraft services Intelsat 10-02

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The view from Northrop Grumman’s MEV-2 spacecraft as it approached to dock with Intelsat satellite IS-10-02.

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Two aerospace firms accomplished an industry first on Monday, as a small Northrop Grumman spacecraft docked successfully with an active Intelsat satellite to provide service and extend its life.

Intelsat’s IS-10-02 satellite is nearly 18 years old, and operating well past its expected lifespan, but the Northrop Grumman-built spacecraft called MEV-2 will add another five years of life to IS-10-02, essentially re-fueling the satellite and giving it a new engine for control.

The companies hit a milestone in the growing business of servicing satellites while in space.

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Source cnbc.com

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