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NASA building robot that can fix and refuel satellites in orbit

Restore-L Is A Free-flying Mission Projected To Launch In 2020 To Perform In-orbit Satellite Servicing In Low-Earth Orbit.

PTI | Updated on: 07 Dec 2016, 01:45:51 PM
NASA building spacecraft to fix and refuel satellites (Representative Images)

Washington :

To repair and refuel satellites currently in orbit,  NASA is building a robotic spacecraft equipped with required tools and technologies.

The US space agency has awarded a USD 127 million contract to the California-based Space Systems/Loral of Palo Alto for Restore-L Spacecraft Bus and Support Services.

Space Systems/Loral will provide spacecraft bus, critical hardware and services for the development, deployment and operations of the Restore-L mission.

They also will provide related services to accomplish mission integration, test, launch and operations. The Restore-L Project is managed within NASA's Satellite Servicing Projects Division at the agency's Goddard Space Flight Center in Maryland.

Restore-L is a free-flying mission projected to launch in 2020 to perform in-orbit satellite servicing in low-Earth orbit. 

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First Published : 07 Dec 2016, 01:37:00 PM

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