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ASTRO and NextSat During Unmated Operations

This artist's rendition of Orbital Express during unmated operations was generated using the Boeing SimWorks simulation software. ASTRO is observed during final approach after flying several kilometers away and having performed a flyaround inspection of NextSat, just as an operational repair mission might be executed. The autonomous operation is about to end with soft capture and mating of the NextSat spacecraft.

SimWorks image of ASTRO and NEXTSat