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SSL satellite servicing concept
An illustration of NASA's proposed Deep Space Gateway in orbit around the moon. Credit: NASA
Bradford Tousley, director of the tactical technology office at DARPA, discusses satellite servicing at a Washington Space Business Roundtable lunch May 9, 2017. Credit: SpaceNews
SSL satellite servicing concept
RSGS GEO Robotic Servicing Vehicle (RSV) Credit: DARPA/SSL
DARPA's  Robotic Servicing of Geosynchronous Satellites (RSGS) program, which will demonstrate servicing technologies in GEO, features a payload developed by the U.S Naval Research Laboratory. Here, RSGS's Front-end Robotics Enabling Near-term Demonstration, or FREND, flight prototype robotic arm performs fully autonomous grapple testing. Credit: NRL
DARPA's RSGS program aims to take satellite-servicing technologies tested on the ground into orbit in 2020 to 2021 for a full-up demo. Credit: DARPA
DARPA's  Robotic Servicing of Geosynchronous Satellites (RSGS) program, which will demonstrate servicing technologies in GEO, features a payload developed by the U.S Naval Research Laboratory. Here, RSGS's Front-end Robotics Enabling Near-term Demonstration, or FREND, flight prototype robotic arm performs fully autonomous grapple testing. Credit: NRL
A NASA artist's concept of the Restore-L spacecraft approaching a satellite for refueling. Credit: NASA
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SSL has won a $20 million contract from DARPA to build two robotic arms that could  help repair or inspect damaged satellites. Credit: SSL.
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