Roboticists developing satellite-servicing technology at NASA’s Goddard Space Flight Center have completed a ground-based teleoperations demonstration that transferred corrosive nitrogen tetroxide (NTO) through a standard satellite-fueling valve at Kennedy Space Center (KSC), using a robot controlled from Goddard. The ground test, and the upcoming second phase of the Robotic Refueling Mission (RRM) on the International Space Station, continue pushing technologies that may allow NASA to ...


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