NASA, DARPA, and others are developing technologies to support autonomous refueling and maintenance capabilities for satellites while they’re orbiting Earth, as part of a wider ambition to advance autonomous servicing capabilities that’ll enable a new era of infrastructure building in space.

On-orbit satellite servicing will help extend the mission lives of satellites, but the technology that’s being developed to do so will help usher in a new era of space systems, according to Space System Loral’s Al Tadros…

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Kendra R Chamberlain
Co-founder and Editor in Chief of The Downlink, covering New Space business and technology developments; journalist at Technigraph Magazine, covering renewable energy technology & smart infrastructure; analyst at Rethink Research.