NASA flight controllers resumed activities with the Robotic Refueling Mission outside the International Space Station on May 1, using the Canadian robot arm/Special-Purpose Dextrous Manipulator (Dextre) combination to demonstrate a series of satellite repair capabilities. The work — manipulating coaxial cable connectors, removing screws and insulation blankets that are representative of components found on spacecraft never designed for servicing in orbit — is scheduled to continue ...


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