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DARPA's satellite servicing robot to get another shot

29 July 2019

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The Defense Advanced Research Projects Agency (DARPA) is considering proposals from potential new partners for its program to send a robot to space to repair satellites. DARPA suffered a major setback in January when Maxar withdrew from the project known as Robotic Servicing of Geosynchronous Satellites, or RSGS. Now the agency wants to give it one more try.

There are new players interested in partnering with DARPA, said Joe Parrish, the RSGS program manager. "It's fantastic that we have multiple entrants into the game," he told SpaceNews.

Source: Geospatial World

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