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NASA's Hubble Space Telescope recently marked its 24th year in space and to celebrate its 25th year, NASA is taking a look at some of the amazing statistics generated by the world-famous telescope.
NASA is using the International Space Station (ISS) as a test bed for technologies that could refuel and repair existing satellites in orbit. The space agency said it is preparing another round of demonstrations on the space station to test the new technology.
The Satellite Servicing Capabilities Office (SSCO) at NASA's Goddard Space Flight Center in Greenbelt, Md., checked another critical milestone off their list with the completion of their Remote Robotic Oxidizer Transfer Test (RROxiTT) in February 2014.
It's corrosive, it's hazardous, and it can cause an explosion powerful enough to thrust a satellite forward in space. Multiple NASA centers are currently conducting a remotely controlled test of new technologies that would empower future space robots to transfer this dangerous fluid -- satellite oxidizer -- into the propellant tanks of spacecraft in space today.
NASA has demonstrated robotic fluid transfer in space, an objective that will help inform the development of robotic technology to refuel satellites.
NASA's Robotic Refueling Mission (RRM) experiment aboard the International Space Station has demonstrated remotely controlled robots and specialized tools can perform precise satellite-servicing tasks in space.
NASA's highly anticipated Robotic Refueling Mission (RRM) began operations on the International Space Station with the Canadian Dextre robot and RRM tools March 7-9, 2012, marking important milestones in satellite-servicing technology and the use of the space station robotic capabilities.
SACRAMENTO, Calif., May 11 /PRNewswire/ -- Aerojet, a GenCorp (NYSE: GY) company, announced today that its engines helped launch the Space Shuttle Atlantis from Kennedy Space Center on the last Shuttle mission to the Hubble Space Telescope.
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