SSCO Presents at ISS Research and Development Conference
- Mr. Eugene Skelton is presenting SSCO's Raven demonstration at the 3rd Annual ISS Research and Development Conference on June 18, 2014. After it launches to the International Space Station in 2016, Raven will demonstrate a real-time relative navigation system that would enable future spacecraft to autonomously rendezvous with both prepared vehicles and those not designed for servicing. > Learn more about Raven
New Satellite Servicing Demonstrations on Space Station
- Piece by piece, NASA is building new technologies to refuel and repair existent satellites in orbit—and they're using the International Space Station to test them. After concluding a successful ground-based test of robotic satellite refueling technology, the Satellite Servicing Capabilities Office is preparing for a new round of related demonstrations on the International Space Station. The orbital testing focuses on real-time relative navigation, spacecraft inspection and the replenishment of cryogens in satellites not originally designed for in-flight service. > Go to NASA Feature
NASA Tests New Robotic Refueling Technologies
- NASA has successfully concluded a remotely controlled test of new technologies that would empower future space robots to transfer hazardous oxidizer—a type of propellant—into the tanks of satellites in space today.
Concurrently on the ground, NASA is incorporating results from this test and the Robotic Refueling Mission on the International Space Station to prepare for an upcoming ground-based test of a full-sized robotic servicer system that will perform tasks on a mock satellite client. > Go to NASA Feature
NASA Goddard and Kennedy Testing New Satellite Refueling Technologies
- It's corrosive, it's hazardous, and it can cause an explosion powerful enough to thrust a satellite forward in space. In February 2014, NASA is conducting a multi-Center, remotely controlled test of new technologies that would empower future space robots to transfer this dangerous fluid—satellite oxidizer—into the propellant tanks of spacecraft in space today.
The ground-based Remote Robotic Oxidizer Transfer Test (RROxiTT) is another step forward in NASA's ongoing campaign to develop satellite-servicing capabilities for space architectures and human exploration. > Go to NASA Feature > More on Propellant Transfer Technologies