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DARPA Bolsters Blueprint To Build Robotic Services For Satellites 10 10

coondoggie writes In five years the Defense Advanced Research Projects Agency (DARPA) wants to launch a robotic servicing mission to inspect, fix, refuel, or move satellites in geostationary Earth orbit. In order to move that plan along, the research agency today issued a Request for Information calling on commercial and private space groups to provide details on what it would take to accomplish that lofty goal. To expedite the mission, DARPA said it is considering the possibility of integrating DARPA-developed space robotics technologies onto commercial spacecraft to create a jointly developed GEO robotic service craft.
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DARPA Bolsters Blueprint To Build Robotic Services For Satellites

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This is clearly another case of too many mad scientists, and not enough hunchbacks.

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