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Obruta pivots to building off-the-shelf RPOD for satellite maintenance

Obruta Our spacecraft Rendezvous, Proximity Operations, and Docking (RPOD) Kit on a satellite

Obruta Space Solutions isn’t seeking to become a household name. They aren’t building launchers, and they aren’t building satellites, and founders Kevin Stadnyk and Kirk Hovell aren’t making grandiose claims about Mars. This page is for subscribers only. Already a subscriber? Log in. Fact-driven space news, columns, business, policy, technology and more. Support independent journalism. SUBSCRIBE TODAY

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MDA signs contracts with Maxar for on-orbit servicing technologies

Illustration of NASA’s OSAM-1 Low Earth Orbit (LEO) on-orbit satellite servicing mission, which will refuel a government-owned satellite

The promise of on-orbit servicing as business for MDA has been in the works for over a decade. In 2011 MDA signed Intelsat as its anchor customer for its Space Infrastructure Servicing vehicle. That deal fell through. Now, almost 10 years after that deal was signed, MDA is making some progress, as evidenced by its latest contracts. This page is for subscribers only. Already a …

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