Sunday, January 17, 2010

Robotic Arm On Space Station Will Try Refueling A Satellite

Robotic Refueling Service Care to top off your spacecraft? NASA

From Popular Science:

NASA's bold repair mission for the Hubble Space Telescope has inspired engineers to tackle another challenge -- using the robotic arm on the International Space Station to refuel a satellite. Aviation Week reports that the Canadian "Dextre" arm could use a special tool to cut into a spacecraft that was never designed to be refueled, pierce the insulation, and access the fuel plumbing.

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