HOUSTON — U.S. and Canadian Space Agency ground-control teams successfully advanced techniques outside the International Space Station (ISS) this week for extending the lives of aging satellites by refueling them, repairing damage or moving inactive spacecraft to prevent them from becoming collision hazards. “Once we can demonstrate the technology on space station, we buy down the risk for future applications — such as government or commercial birds that need refueling,” says Jill ...


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