Navigation Links
NASA's robotic refueling demo set to jumpstart expanded capabilities in space
Date:1/10/2013

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 remotely operated Special Purpose Dexterous Manipulator, or Dextre, robot to simulate robotic refueling in space. Operating a space-based robotic arm from the ground is a feat on its own, but NASA will do more than just robotics work as controllers remotely snip wires, unscrew caps and transfer simulated fuel. The team also will demonstrate tools, technologies and techniques that could one day make satellites in space greener, more robust and more capable of delivering essential services to people on Earth.

Why Fix or Refuel a Satellite?

"Every satellite has a lifespan and eventual retirement date, determined by the reliability of its components and how much fuel it can carry," explains Benjamin Reed, deputy project manager of NASA's Satellite Servicing Capabilities Office, or SSCO.

Repairing and refueling satellites already in place, Reed asserts, can be far less expensive than building and launching entirely new spacecraft, potentially saving millions, even billions of dollars and many years of work.

The RRM demonstration specifically tests what it would take to repair and refuel satellites traveling the busy space highway of geosynchronous Earth orbit, or GEO. Located about 22,000 miles above Earth, this orbital path is home to more than 400 satellites, many of which beam communications, television and weather data to customers worldwide.

By developing robotic capabilities to repair and refuel GEO satellites, NASA hopes to add p
'/>"/>

Contact: Dewayne Washington
Dewayne.a.washington@nasa.gov
301-286-0040
NASA/Goddard Space Flight Center
Source:Eurekalert  

Page: 1 2 3 4

Related biology technology :

1. Flexing fingers for micro-robotics: Berkeley Lab scientists create a powerful, microscale actuator
2. UT Arlington research team wins $1.35 million NSF robotics grant to develop smart skin applications
3. People with paralysis control robotic arms to reach and grasp using brain computer interface
4. Paralyzed individuals use thought-controlled robotic arm to reach and grasp
5. In new mass-production technique, robotic insects spring to life
6. JumpStart Invests $250,000 in Milo Biotechnology
7. Critical Process Filtration Announces New Website and Expanded Literature Library
8. Medivir Announces TMC435 in an Expanded Clinical Collaboration
9. Intarcia Announces Expanded Appointment for Kurt Graves as Chairman, President and Chief Executive Officer
10. Expanded Findings for FirstMarks Completed Clinical Study for Predicting Near-Term (2-3 Years) MI
11. UPM Pharmaceuticals Enhances its Pre-Formulation Capabilities
Post Your Comments:
*Name:
*Comment:
*Email:
Related Image:
NASA's robotic refueling demo set to jumpstart expanded capabilities in space
(Date:9/18/2014)... 2014  MEI Pharma, Inc. (Nasdaq: MEIP ), ... therapies for cancer, announced today that Daniel P. Gold ... BioCentury,s NewsMakers in the Biotech Industry conference on ... the Millennium Broadway Hotel & Conference Center in ... can be accessed at www.meipharma.com . A replay will ...
(Date:9/18/2014)... Pennsylvanie, 18 septembre 2014 Mapi, ... en 1974, a été depuis 40 ans ... évaluations cliniques traditionnelles par des évaluations recentrées ... sur les impacts économiques des traitements. ... A cours d,une récente conférence ...
(Date:9/18/2014)... (PRWEB) September 18, 2014 SeqLL ... Sequencing (tSMS™) technology, announced today the closing of ... investment, led by Genomic Diagnostic Technologies, will increase ... diagnostic applications. , Founded in March 2013 by ... Bioinformatics Analyst at Helicos BioSciences, SeqLL has continued ...
(Date:9/18/2014)... to weight loss and diabetes prevention, could actually hasten ... they do it in a surprising way: by changing ... the substantial population of bacteria residing in our intestines. ... humans, were published today in Nature . Among ... Institute,s Immunology Department, who led this research together with ...
Breaking Biology Technology:MEI Pharma To Present At BioCentury's NewsMakers Conference 2MEI Pharma To Present At BioCentury's NewsMakers Conference 31974 - 2014 - Mapi fête ses 40 ans 2SeqLL Closes Series-A Funding Round for Expansion of Single Molecule Sequencing 2Gut bacteria, artificial sweeteners and glucose intolerance 2Gut bacteria, artificial sweeteners and glucose intolerance 3
... 2011 Genesis Biosciences, a global leader in ... development, announced today that Casey Smallwood has been ... Amaya and Amit Choksi have been promoted to ... Maddipati joins Genesis as a new fermentation scientist. ...
... -- Tianyin Pharmaceutical Co., Inc. (NYSE Amex: ... biopharmaceutical medicine, modernized traditional Chinese medicine, branded generics and ... conference call for the fiscal year 2011 ending June ... Time on Tuesday, September 27, 2011. Interested ...
... 20, 2011 The J. Craig Venter Institute ... an official groundbreaking ceremony for their new California ... will be a state-of-the-art, "ultra-green" 45,000 square foot, ... on the University of California, San Diego (UCSD) ...
Cached Biology Technology:Genesis Biosciences Announces New Hire and Promotions on Operational and Scientific Staff 2Genesis Biosciences Announces New Hire and Promotions on Operational and Scientific Staff 3Genesis Biosciences Announces New Hire and Promotions on Operational and Scientific Staff 4TPI to Host Fiscal Year 2011 Earnings Conference Call on Tuesday, September 27, 2011 at 9:00 a.m. ET 2J. Craig Venter Institute Breaks Ground on La Jolla, California's First True Sustainable Laboratory Facility 2J. Craig Venter Institute Breaks Ground on La Jolla, California's First True Sustainable Laboratory Facility 3
(Date:9/18/2014)... Worcester, Mass. A novel robotic system that can ... currently being tested as part of a biomedical research ... with the aim of determining if the robot, in ... biopsies faster, more accurate, less costly, and less discomforting ... potential to deliver prostate cancer therapies with greater precision. ...
(Date:9/18/2014)... season that prompts millions of Americans to undertake jaunts into ... last a little longer within a century, according to new ... some areas of the United States as summer temperatures linger ... journal Global Ecology and Biogeography . For instance, the ... state tree of New Hampshire could change color one ...
(Date:9/18/2014)... 18, 2014 -- Arizona turned its newborn screening program into ... short months, earning it the first-ever Newborn Screening Quality Award ... Dimes presented Will Humble, M.P.H., Arizona,s Department of Health Services ... Mr. Humble established a policy of full transparency for the ... blood samples to the lab for analysis, and set a ...
Breaking Biology News(10 mins):Trial begins for MRI-compatible robot designed to improve accuracy of prostate biopsies 2Trial begins for MRI-compatible robot designed to improve accuracy of prostate biopsies 3Trial begins for MRI-compatible robot designed to improve accuracy of prostate biopsies 4Trial begins for MRI-compatible robot designed to improve accuracy of prostate biopsies 5Fall foliage season may be later, but longer on warmer Earth 2Fall foliage season may be later, but longer on warmer Earth 3Fall foliage season may be later, but longer on warmer Earth 4March of Dimes honors Arizona with first-ever newborn screening award 2March of Dimes honors Arizona with first-ever newborn screening award 3
... in Montana to a backwater underneath a highway overpass ... capture high-resolution images for the first Nearby Nature GigaBlitz. ... efforts to document global biodiversity as they prepare for ... Dec. 19-26., The GigaBlitz is organized by a ...
... Thousands of Americans this year will be diagnosed with ... and muscle disorders (TMJD, formerly called TMJ). Because of ... have no way to determine whether their patients will get ... research help is on the way. Scientists affiliated with ...
... is a group of primitive "insects" whose first species ... the famous Italian zoologist Filippo Silvestri, among the small ... samples, taken from the grounds of a small villa ... following years Antonio Berlese, another very important zoologist (friend/foe ...
Cached Biology News:GigaBlitz event seeks citizen scientists to capture images of nearby biodiversity 2GigaBlitz event seeks citizen scientists to capture images of nearby biodiversity 3Study evaluates risk factors for chronic TMJD 2Study evaluates risk factors for chronic TMJD 3Study evaluates risk factors for chronic TMJD 4Study evaluates risk factors for chronic TMJD 5
alpha/beta-Tubulin Antibody Ship: Hot Store: -20 C...
Anti-Kusabira Orange Monoclonal Antibody Description: 100 g Research Focus: tag Storage: -20C Shipping Temperature: 4C...
TXNL2 Antibody...
Mouse monoclonal [3F8 ] to smooth muscle Myosin heavy chain I ( Abpromise for all tested applications). entrezGeneID: 4629 SwissProtID: P35749...
Biology Products: