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|05.10.2013 - NASA's Robotic Refueling Mission Practices New Satellite-Servicing Tasks |
With a historic robotic refueling demo ticked off its checklist, NASA's Robotic Refueling Mission (RRM) put down the hose and picked up the screwdriver and utility knife. This latest round of satellite-servicing tasks, completed in the early morning of May 10, will show how robots could access and further maintain satellites in orbit.
| 02.21.2013 - Hazmat Transfer Is Next Milestone In NASA Robotic Refueling Mission [SpaceNews] |
Later this year, in the next major milestone for NASA's robotic refueling demonstration program, an operator in Maryland will take control of a robot 1,400 kilometers away in Florida and attempt to fill a mockup satellite with a corrosive fuel oxidizer.
|02.19.2013 - NASA invites potential partners to Servicing Payload Systems Requirements Review [FedBizOpps Post]|
The Satellite Servicing Capabilities Office (SSCO) of the National Aeronautics and Space Administration is conducting a Servicing Payload Systems Requirements Review (SRR) on March 25-26, 2013
|02.08.2013 - NASA's Refueling Demonstration Proves Viability of Satellite-Servicing Technologies|
NASA has demonstrated robotic fluid transfer in space, an objective that will help inform the development of robotic technology to refuel satellites. The first-of-its-kind demonstration was performed during the Robotic Refueling Mission (RRM) aboard the International Space Station.
|02.08.2013 - NASA's Successful Robotic Refueling Demo Points to a Bright Satellite-Servicing Future|
Following six historic days of operations aboard the International Space Station, NASA's Robotic Refueling Mission, or RRM, demonstrated remotely controlled robots using current-day technology could refuel satellites not designed to be serviced.
|02.08.2013 - NASA | RRM: Mission to the Future Delivers the Goods [YouTube] |
That's the promise of robotic refueling on orbit: aging satellites can get a new lease on life from a robotic machine making a service call. Or, at least, the dream of such a system got dramatically closer after NASA's robotic mission success.
|01.28.2013 - ISS Demo Paving The Way For Satellite Servicing [Aviation Week]|
The big Canadian-built robot on the International Space Station has wrapped up a week of work aimed at demonstrating that its robotic cousins could one day handle the daunting task of servicing satellites in orbit, a capability that many hope will lead to commercial service stations in the sky.
|01.27.2013 - Canada's Dextre robot passes first-of-a-kind test to refuel satellites in space [National Post]|
The Canadian Space Agency's "Dextre," the robotic handyman on board the International Space Station, made history over the weekend by successfully refuelling a mock satellite outside of the station. The refuelling mission -- a collaboration between NASA and the Canadian Space Agency for their experimental Robotic Refueling Mission (RRM) -- was a pivotal demonstration for robots' ability to refuel satellites in space, extending their service lifetime.
| 01.26.2013 - Dextre and RRM complete successful satellite refuelling demo [NASASpaceFlight.com]|
Aboard the International Space Station (ISS) over the past two weeks, Dextre, the Canadian "robotic hand", and NASA's Robotic Refuelling Mission (RRM) payload have together made history in proving a vital capability for future space exploration and utilisation--the ability to robotically refuel a satellite in the space environment.
|01.25.2013 - Orbiting robot gas station gets closer to reality [CNET]|
It's a bummer running out of gas, especially when the nearest station is 22,000 miles away. But a project to set up a gas station on the International Space Station made a big leap forward this week with the successful refueling of a mock satellite by a robot.
|01.24.2013 - Robotic refueling test resumes on space station [NBC News]|
An International Space Station experiment testing the ability of robots to repair and refuel orbiting satellites has resumed, after being stalled for a week by a software glitch. NASA's Robotic Refueling Mission (RRM) resumed operations Tuesday after engineers finished analyzing loads and software limits for the space station's Dextre robot, agency officials announced in a Tuesday mission update.
|01.23.2013 - NASA | RRM: The Main Event [YouTube]|
In orbit at 18,000 miles an hour, day and night change places every 90 minutes. Darkness and light, sleep and wake: it's tough to focus on precise tasks floating outside the International Space Station. But not if you're a robot.
| 01.22.2013 - NASA and CSA begin testing satellite refueling on the ISS [Gizmag]|
NASA and the Canadian Space Agency (CSA) have begun practicing satellite refueling in space on a test bed outside the International Space Station (ISS). In a series of tests that started on January 14 and are scheduled to continue until the 25th, the two space agencies are using the Robotic Refueling Module (RRM) and Canada's Special Purpose Dexterous Manipulator, or Dextre, robot to carry out simulated refueling operations.
| 01.17.2013 - Robotic Refueling Mission Google Hangout [YouTube]|
| 01.17.2013 - Live Interview: Robotic Refueling Mission [ Fox59--Indianapolis, IN ]|
Trying to go green in space--NASA is testing new technology that could save them lots of time, effort and money.
|01.17.2013 - Live Interview: Robotic Refueling Mission [ Fox40 - Sacramento, CA] |
Fueling satellites--Paul and Tia talks to Justin Cassidy, a hardware manager at NASA, about the agency's new project, designing ways to re-fuel satellites from Space.
|01.17.2013 - Live Interview (Spanish Language): Robotic Refueling Mission [CNN en Español ]|
La tecnología RRM de la NASA -- Hans Raven, especialista de la NASA, habla sobre la tecnología RRM que permite reabastecer de combustible a satélites que se encuentran en órbita.
|01.16.2013 - Glitch Stalls Robotic Refueling Experiment in Space [NBC News]|
A software glitch has stalled an International Space Station experiment to test the ability of robots to refuel and repair satellites in orbit, NASA officials announced Wednesday (Jan. 16). The issue arose during NASA's latest round of field tests for the Robotic Refueling Mission (RRM), which began Monday (Jan. 14) and was expected to last about 10 days.
| 01.15.2013 - RRM Day 1: Captured! [YouTube]|
Day One of NASA's Robotic Refueling Mission (RRM) wraps, and mission planners are giving it high marks. Designed to push the boundaries of what robots can do in space, the five-day RRM effort has ambitious goals.
| 01.15.2013 - ISS Update: Robotic Refueling Mission [YouTube]|
NASA Public Affairs Officer Josh Byerly conducts a phone interview with Benjamin Reed, Deputy Program Manager of NASA's Satellite Servicing Capabilities Office, about this week's Robotic Refueling Mission activities.
|01.15.2013 - Development of an On-Orbit Robotic Servicing Capability for Spacecraft [FedBizOpps Post]|
The National Aeronautics and Space Administration (NASA) is seeking input on a potential public-private partnership to effect the full utilization of NASA-developed technology through an end-to-end technology demonstration of a satellite servicing capability for client satellites located in geosynchronous earth orbit (GEO).
|01.11.2013 - NASA's Robotic Refueling Demo Set to Jumpstart Expanded Capabilities in Space|
In mid-January, NASA will take the next step in advancing robotic satellite-servicing technologies as it tests the Robotic Refueling Mission, or RRM aboard the International Space Station. The investigation may one day substantially impact the many satellites that deliver products Americans rely upon daily, such as weather reports, cell phones and television news.
|01.11.2013 - Video : Space Station Robots Test Techniques of the Future|
In an important demonstration of new technical methodologies, from January 14-24, 2013, NASA engineers will try to simulate the transfer of fuel from one vehicle to another, in space, with nothing but robots doing the physical work. Called the Robotic Refueling Mission, it's a major step on the road to developing a robust suite of essential robotic capabilities in space.
|12.06.2012 - Open Letter to the GEO Satellite Community [FedBizOpps Post]|
|11.16.2012 - Space repair enters the robotic age [New Scientist]|
|10.23.2012 - Robotic Servicing Seen As Beneficial For Human Exploration [Aviation Week]|
|10.17.2012 - Kennedy Supporting Efforts to Develop Satellite Servicing Capabilities|
|08.13.2012 - NASA invites potential partners to Systems Engineering Review [FedBizOpps]|
|07.13.2012 - NASA Tests Robotic Gas Station Attendant for Outer Space [Wired Magazine]|
|07.05.2012 - NASA Assesses How On-Orbit Robotic Satellite Servicing Becomes Reality|
|06.28.2012 - One Step Closer to Robotic Refueling Demonstrations on Space Station|
|06.21.2012 - ISS Update: Robotic Refueling Mission [NASA TV]|
|06.24.2012 - ISS: Dextre and RRM complete second round of joint ops - CDRA recovered [NASASpaceFlight.com]|
|06.19.2012 - Robotic Space Station Handyman Dextre Set for Next Challenging Task [SpaceRef Canada]|
|06.21.2012 - Second Phase of U.S./Canadian ISS Robot Refueling Demo Under Way [Aviation Week]|
|05.18.2012 - Robotic Refueling Mission Results To Be Presented At NASA Satellite-Servicing Workshop|
|04.19.2012 - Domo Arigato, Mr. Roboto [American Way Magazine]|
|03.30.2012 - Robotic Refueling Mission: Fueling up in Space [Space Daily]|
|03.24.2012 - Robotics Refueling Research Scores Huge Leap at Space Station [Universe Today]|
|03.21.2012 - In-orbit refueling tests begin at International Space Station [Ars Technica]|
|03.14.2012 - Gas Attendant Robot Takes First Step Towards Refueling Satellites in Space [Time]|
|03.13.2012 - NASA Completes 1st Robotic Satellite Servicing Demonstration at ISS [SpaceNews]|
|03.13.2012 - NASA kicks off robotic refuelling mission at ISS [Siliconrepublic]|
|03.12.2012 - ISS robot handyman practices with mock satellite [CNET]|
|03.13.2012 - NASA and CSA Robotic Operations Advance Satellite Servicing|
|03.11.2012 - Dextre and RRM complete record breaking week of robotics on ISS [NASASpaceFlight.com]|
|03.10.2012 - Robotic Refueling with Space Station Robotics. [Geeky Gadgets]|
|03.09.2012 - Canada's Dextre robot excels aboard space station. [CBC News]|
|03.09.2012 - Canada's Dextre Robot Demonstrates Satellite Refuelling on the ISS [SpaceRef Canada]|
|03.09.2012 - NASA ISS On-Orbit Status 9 March 2012. [SpaceRef]|
|03.08.2012 - Robotic Refueling Mission Slideshow. [Examiner.com]|
|03.08.2012 - NASA ISS On-Orbit Status 8 March 2012 [SpaceRef]|
|03.08.2012 - NASA begins Robotic Refueling Mission experiment [Gizmag]|
|03.08.2012 - Ground Ops, Robotics Work While Crew Maintains Station|
|03.07.2012 - Robotic Refueling Mission Begins With Space Station Robotics|
|02.14.2012 - Former Astronaut visits West Virginia University National Research Center for Coal and Energy [The Daily Athenaeum}|
|02.08.2012 - Aerospace & defense designers weigh considerations in selecting connectors [Avionics Intelligence]|
|01.23.2012 - NASA's Robotic Satellite Servicing Demonstration Delayed until March [SpaceNews]|
|12.02.2011 - Video recap of congressional visit to SSCO Facility -- 1:45 [This Week@NASA]|
|11.29.2011 - Goddard photos from congressional visit to SSCO Facility [Flickr]|
|11.03.2011 - NASA Request for Information: Development of an On-Orbit Robotic Servicing Capability for Spacecraft [FedBizOpps]|
|12.22.2011 - "Santa's Little Detour" [YouTube- Canadian Space Agency]|
|12.06.2011 - Robot Surgeon Tech Aims to Fix NASA Satellites [Space.com]|
|12.05.2011 - Space Surgeons: Medical robotics experts advance satellite surgery' project [The JHU Gazette]|
|09.13.2011 - Robotic Refueling Mission Transfer and Tasks [NASA's Goddard View, PDF]|
|08.16.2011 - Robotic Refueling Module, Soon To Be Relocated to Permanent Space Station Position|
|08.08.2011 - NASA ISS On-Orbit Status 8 September 2011 [SpaceRef]|
|08.02.2011 - Aruban-born NASA Engineer and his team at the final mission [Aruba.com]|
|07.21.2011 - Shuttle Pictures: Final Flight of Atlantis [National Geographic]|
|07.21.2011 - Robotic Refueling Mission [NASA's Goddard View, PDF]|
|07.18.2011 - Canfield native part of shuttle refueling device creation [Vindy]|
|07.16.2011 - Revolutionary RRM Opens New Research Avenues at Space Station [Universe Today]|
|07.16.2011 - Shuttle Experiment to test in-flight repair, refueling [USA Today]|
|07.13.2011 - Astronauts Transfer RRM to Station [NASA TV] |
|07.12.2011 - STS-135 MCC Status Report #09|
|07.12.2011 - NASA to Test Robot Gas Attendants for Satellites [Fox News]|
|07.12.2011 - STS-135 Flight Day 5 - EVA completes Pump Module Swap and install RRM [NASASpaceFlight.com]|
|07.12.2011 - RRM on the ISS Has Implications for Future of Space Flight [Yahoo News]|
|07.12.2011 - Emotions color astronauts' final spacewalk [CBS News]|
|07.12.2011 - Astronauts make last spacewalk of NASA shuttle era [Boston Herald]|
|07.09.2011 - Robots Servicing Robots at the International Space Station [Popular Mechanics]|
|07.08.2011 - Goddard tests robot that refuels satellites|
|07.08.2011 - NASA Goddard's Special Role in Final Shuttle Flight [WJLA Washington, DC]|
|07.07.2011 - Canadian robot to test tools for satellite repair in space [CBC News]|
|07.07.2011 - Hubble servicing astronauts Grunsfeld and Altman reflect on last shuttle flight [WJLA Washington, DC]|
|07.07.2011 - Concluding Shuttle Mission Launches Robotic Possibilities|
|07.06.2011 - STS-135: Enabling a new era of robotic satellite refueling in space [NASASpaceFlight.com]|
|07.06.2011 - Video Demonstration of the Robotic Refueling Mission [NASA TV]|
|07.05.2011 - Photos from Robotic Refueling Mission demo day at Goddard available online [NASA]|
|07.05.2011 - Space Station-bound Refueling Demo Won't Start Before November [SpaceNews]|
|07.05.2011 - RRM featured in "The mission of the final shuttle mission" [The Space Review]|
|06.30.2011 - NASA Pioneer Says Space Exploration Will Not End with the Shuttle. [Greenbelt Patch]|
|06.29.2011 - Animation of NASA's robotic refueling mission [Geeked on Goddard]|
|06.23.2011 - NASA To Highlight RRM Payload, Communication Support On Final Shuttle Flight|
|03.31.2011 - RRM Arrives at Kennedy Space Center|
|03.31.2011 - Technicians at NASA's Kennedy Space Flight Center install the Robotic Refueling Mission on its carrier|
|03.21.2011 - The Robotic Refueling Mission arrives at NASA's Kennedy Space Center for processing on STS-135|
|05.23.2011 - SSCO's Frank Cepollina discusses the RRM and the future of satellite servicing [Space News] |
|02.25.2010 - NASA Grooming Satellite Repair Bots [Discovery News]|
|02.04.2010 - NASA Plans To Refuel Mock Satellite at the Space Station [Space News]|