DARPA’s satellite repair robot makes house calls
26Mar

The DARPA RSV docked with a faulty satellite

There are over 400 geosynchronous satellites orbiting 22,000 mi (36,000 km) above the Earth. They are a vital part of global communications and represent billions of dollars in investments, but once they break down or run out of fuel, they’re so much tin foil. DARPA has released a video outlining the agency’s vision of a mobile robotic servicing system designed to rendezvous with and repair ailing telecommunications satellites.

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