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Robotic Refueling Mission
2014-08-13 02:30:35

Adrienne Alessandro, NASA’s Goddard Space Flight Center Who doesn’t love an upgrade? Newer, better and oh so shiny is great, but what’s really fantastic is when a change unlocks new possibilities. That’s the case with NASA’s fix-it investigation on the International Space Station, the Robotic Refueling Mission (RRM). The award-winning endeavor moved one step closer to its 2.0 update with the delivery of new RRM hardware aboard the European Automated Transfer Vehicle-5, which...

Soyuz TMA-13M spacecraft
2014-05-28 05:41:22

NASA [ Watch the Video: Expedition 40/41 Mission Overview ] While the orbiting Expedition 40 crew supported botanical research and robotics Tuesday aboard the International Space Station, the three crewmates who will return the station to its full six-person crew on Wednesday are in the final stages of preparations for launch. NASA astronaut Reid Wiseman, cosmonaut Maxim Suraev of the Russian Federal Space Agency and European Space Agency astronaut Alexander Gerst are set to launch...

2013-02-09 10:09:12

NASA has demonstrated robotic fluid transfer in space, an objective that will help inform the development of robotic technology to refuel satellites. The first-of-its-kind demonstration was performed during the Robotic Refueling Mission (RRM) aboard the International Space Station. "This achievement is a major step forward in servicing satellites," said Frank Cepollina, associate director of the Satellite Servicing Capabilities Office at NASA's Goddard Space Flight Center in Greenbelt, Md....

NASA Set To Demonstrate Robotic Refueling Mission
2013-01-15 13:33:16

[Watch Video: RRM Day One - Captured] Lee Rannals for redOrbit.com — Your Universe Online NASA is about to take a new step in advancing robotic satellite-servicing technologies by testing the Robotic Refueling Mission (RRM). The space agency's investigation could impact the satellites that deliver products Americans rely on daily, such as weather reports, cell phones and television news. Controllers will be using the International Space Station's (ISS) remotely operated...

NASA Takes Next Step In Advancing Robotic Satellite-servicing Technologies
2013-01-11 13:06:55

NASA In mid-January, NASA will take the next step in advancing robotic satellite-servicing technologies as it tests the Robotic Refueling Mission, or RRM aboard the International Space Station. The investigation may one day substantially impact the many satellites that deliver products Americans rely upon daily, such as weather reports, cell phones and television news. During five days of operations, controllers from NASA and the Canadian Space Agency will use the space station's...

NASA's Space Robot Repairmen Makes More Strides
2012-06-30 10:00:17

Lee Rannals for redOrbit.com - Your Universe Online NASA announced on Thursday that it completed another successful round of Robotic Refueling Mission (RRM) operations on the International Space Station. The mission, which is a joint effort between NASA and the Canadian Space Agency (CSA), is on track for a refueling demonstration in late summer 2012. RRM is an external station experiment designed to demonstrate the technologies, tools, and techniques needed to robotically repair and...

Canadarm2 To Catch SpaceX’s Dragon On Its Maiden Voyage To The ISS
2012-04-18 03:14:26

[ Watch the Video ] "Here, there be dragons”“¦the phrase used to designate the boundaries of the known world on historical maps seems fitting as the U.S. space program embarks upon a new frontier in space exploration with the launch of the first commercial demonstration flight to the International Space Station. However, rarely were the monsters of yore as eagerly anticipated as SpaceX´s Dragon, the first privately built cargo ship destined for the orbiting outpost....


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omadhaun
  • A fool; a simpleton: a term of abuse common in Ireland and to a less extent in the Gaelic-speaking parts of Scotland.
This word is partly Irish in origin.