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The Satellite Servicing Capabilities Office (SSCO) continues NASA's legacy of satellite servicing and repair.

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Restore-L Mission to Refuel Landsat 7, Demonstrate Crosscutting Technologies

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06.23.2016 — Disruptive technologies have often changed the course of history, breaking the status quo and unlocking possibilities that have yet to be imagined. Building on a history of upgrading and maintaining assets in space, NASA is developing a new capability while creating a paradigm-shift: robotic satellite servicing. In May, NASA officially moved forward with plans to execute the ambitious, technology-rich Restore-L mission, an endeavor to launch a robotic spacecraft in 2020 to refuel a live satellite.

Read the news story. | Read more about the mission.

New Tool Provides Successful Visual Inspection of Space Station Robot Arm

02.09.2016 — Gas station attendant, electronics installer, home inspector: is there any fix-it job that NASA's Robotic Refueling Mission (RRM) can't tackle during its four-year career? As NASA takes a break in RRM operations, it's looking back on past achievements and celebrating one of its latest accomplishments - the successful inspection of Canadarm2, the International Space Station's (ISS) robotic arm. In time, this visual inspection capability may help future servicing ventures at other orbits inspect for damage and failures on their spacecraft. [Read more]

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