DARPA is planning space robot to salvage satellite parts

02/6/2013 | Aviation Week & Space Technology

The U.S. Defense Advanced Research Projects Agency is working on a project that would make use of pricey satellite antennas on discarded, orbiting hardware by employing a robot to cut off the useable parts and attach them to new equipment. The project, called Phoenix, would use a robot to do the repairs while in geosynchronous orbit.

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