June 22, 2011

Dextre to ReFuel Satellites

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When The Atlantis makes its final flight July 8, it will be carrying a Robotic Refueling Mission along to determine the best way to refuel satellites in space. After Dextre attaches to the exterior of the ISS, the remote controlled filler-up-bot will practice by unsealing them, transferring fluid and resealing them for future use. They are hoping for it to be able to do repairs as well. If the 12 day RRM is successful, NASA is planning to literally seal the deal by 2013.

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Posted by Sheila Franklin at June 22, 2011 11:03 AM
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