Kurs ONE on-orbit servicing platform
Kurs One servicer is fully reusable and will deliver the cost benefits of reusability where it really counts. With its sensors, automatic rendezvous system, robotics and control capabilities, on-orbit servicer is launched just once and remains in space throughout its long lifetime, where it is never subjected to the risk and stress of repeated reentry and relaunch.
Altitude, km
Range of operational orbits for servicing:

35800±1000
deg ±1

deg ±180
Inclination
Orbital position
Mass on operational orbit:
Initial mass, kg
~2200
Dry mass, kg
~1600
Operational lifetime, years
7
Support
Radar module
Machine vision
Laser rangefinder
Robotic arm
Rendezvous and acquisition module
Modular spacecraft bus
Based on a unique combination of machine vision, radar capabilities and robotics, Kurs One rendezvous-acquisition module enables fully automatic docking with uncooperative objects.
Kurs Advantage
Precise rendezvous in space since 1985
Satellite relocation
De-orbiting
Space debris removal
Inspection
Relocation and orbit modification are performed by an on-orbit servicer attaching to its client, using the servicer’s propulsion to move the client to a different orbit. Kurs Orbital targets GEO relocation because of the large number of high-revenue potential clients in the single orbit.
The communication satellite operator is required to dispose of the satellite before it becomes inoperable. Failure to do so may result in the operator losing its license for the GEO position, a severe economic penalty. If a servicing vehicle were able to dispose of the client satellite after it exhausted its propellant, the operator would have achieved maximum economic return from its satellite. Kurs Orbital de-orbiting missions can be planned years in advance to an advantage of the satellite operator from a fleet maintenance perspective and commercial life extension strategy.
To remove a large object from orbit that is no longer responding to commands, Kurs One servicer would attach to it and perform a maneuver to reduce the orbit perigee to be within the atmosphere. The drag from passing through the atmosphere will either lower the apogee or will heat the object enough to destroy it. Kurs Orbital enables all types of space debris removal missions, securing safe and sustainable orbits for generations to come.
When a satellite is not performing nominally or as planned, it can be useful to examine its exterior for signs of damage or mechanism malfunction. Kurs One on-orbit servicer, several kilometers from the subject spacecraft, can obtain imagery of sufficient detail to identify the source of a problem.
On-orbit servicing
Fleet
To reach intended goals and to create an effective on-orbit servicing platform, Kurs Orbital will use the infrastructure of service provision and technical support with a total number of four Kurs One servicers, located in different orbits.