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NASA’s new satellite will circle the globe repairing broken space robots

by Sarah Fecht, Popular Science

RESTORE-L COULD FIX BROKEN SATELLITES AND CLEAN UP SPACE JUNK

When a satellite runs out of fuel or fails to deploy its solar panels, who you gonna call? Right now, nobody. There’s currently no reliable way to physically repair things in orbit, which means a multi-million-dollar satellite can be rendered useless by a small glitch. But NASA has been eyeing a solution. This week, the space agency announced it’s setting aside $127 million to fund a satellite that repairs and refuels others in orbit. Continue reading NASA’s new satellite will circle the globe repairing broken space robots