Media Invited to Workshop on On-Orbit Satellite Servicing
WASHINGTON -- Humankind’s future space exploration efforts could include visits by humans or robots to satellites to deliver the same type of on-orbit “house call” the Hubble Space Telescope received in order to expand the satellite’s operational life and capabilities. Or imagine the on-orbit assembly of large astronomical telescopes that are too big to be launched in one piece.

The potential for these types of on-orbit servicing activities will be the focus of a three-day workshop, sponsored by NASA’s Goddard Space Flight Center, and will see attendance and participation by representatives from government, industry and academia.

The workshop is the result of a recent Request For Information issued by NASA with the purpose of ensuring there is coordination and collaboration between the government and commercial sectors in future space servicing endeavors.

The International Workshop on On-Orbit Satellite Servicing will be held at the University of Maryland University College (UMUC) Inn and Conference Center in Adelphi, Md., on March 24-26, 2010.

News media representatives wishing to attend the workshop should contact Ed Campion in the Goddard Public Affairs office to arrange accreditation and access to the event. He can be reached via e-mail at or by phone at 301-286-0697.

For more information on this program, visit:

Goddard Release No. 10-030

Ed Campion / Susan Hendrix
NASA's Goddard Space Flight Center, Greenbelt, Md.
301-286-0697 / 301-286-7745 /