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American Institute of Aeronautics and Astronautics

Space Operations & Support Award

Established in 1991, the Space Operations & Support Award is presented for outstanding efforts in overcoming space operations problems and assuring success, and recognizes those teams or individuals whose exceptional contributions were critical to an anomaly recovery, crew rescue, or space failure. This award is presented biennially (in odd-numbered years) generally at the AIAA Space and Astronautics Forum (SPACE). Nomination Deadline: 1 February
  • Full Name: Artemis Satellite Recovery Team
  • Category: Technical Excellence
  • AIAA Citation: For recovering ARTEMIS and demonstrating the following firsts: Optical inter-orbit satellite link, Major on-orbit reprogramming of a telecommunications satellite, Orbital transfer to geostationary orbit using ion propulsion, and Longest-ever operational drift orbit.