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Look inside the Cauldron in
'This Week @NASA'


06.26.2015 - SSCO's new Cauldron facility makes an appearance in the June 19, 2015 edition of 'This Week @NASA' at the 1:36 mark. NASA's Asteroid Grand Challenge and the SSCO robotic systems being developed for future asteroid exploration missions were the focus of a June 16 event at Goddard Space Flight Center. Agency officials discussed progress on the Asteroid Robotic Redirect Mission (ARRM) and SSCO's work on robotic systems for the ARRM and other NASA missions using space robotics.

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Asteroid Grand Challenge

NASA Hosts Media for Update on Asteroid Grand Challenge, Robotics Tour


06.16.2015 - NASA's Goddard Space Flight Center welcomed members of the press to learn about the agency's Asteroid Grand Challenge and the robotic systems that will be used on asteroid exploration missions. The event included a tour of the Cauldron, a new SSCO facility dedicated to developing and testing robotic technologies for exploration and science missions. Within this black-walled room, participants were able to see and hear about NASA's new Robotic Servicing Arm and Raven, a 2016 technology demonstration on the International Space Station of an autonomous, real-time relative navigation system.

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NASA Hosts Media for Robotics Tour

NASA Hosts Media for Update on Asteroid Grand Challenge, Robotics Tour


06.12.2015 - Media and social media are invited to NASA's Goddard Space Flight Center in Greenbelt, Maryland Tuesday, June 16 for an update on the agency's Asteroid Grand Challenge and the robotic systems that will be used on asteroid exploration missions. In addition to an update on the agency's Asteroid Grand Challenge, participants will hear from Benjamin Reed, deputy project manager of Goddard's Satellite Servicing Capabilities Office (SSCO), and tour the facilities' newest lab, dubbed The Cauldron. The SSCO is developing robotic systems for the agency's Asteroid Robotic Redirect Mission (ARRM) and other NASA missions using space robotics. Learn more.

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National Robotics Week

Robotic Refueling Mission to Resume Operations


04.29.2015 - The moment we've been waiting for is here: Robotic Refueling Mission (RRM) operations are scheduled to resume on the International Space Station on April 30, 2015. Controlled remotely from the ground, RRM demonstrates robotic tools, technologies and techniques to refuel, repair and upgrade satellites. Learn about RRM Phase 2. Follow its progress on orbit at The RRM Update.

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In the News


SSCO Video06.11.2015 - Look inside the Cauldron in 'This Week @NASA'

Press Release06.11.2015 - NASA Hosts Media for Update on Asteroid Grand Challenge, Robotics Tour

WWW Article04.29.2015 - Repairing the Hubble Space Telescope: the Tools Astronauts Used [Space.com]

SSCO Video02.26.2015 - Talk by Frank Cepollina at the National Air and Space Museum: "Dare to Dream the Impossible, and the Incredible Will Happen"

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