© Boeing / DARPA
In 2007, the Orbital Express mission by the Defense Advanced Research Projects Agency (DARPA) demonstrated, for the first time, that a robotic spacecraft could safely and cost-effectively service a satellite while on-orbit. With our robotic system, a successful transfer of orbital replacement units for a battery and functional computer was performed.
- 5 in – The height of the “mini” grasping fixture used for operation
- 6 – Degrees of freedom on the robotic arm
- 950 kg – Mass of the servicing satellite
- 94.49 minutes – The time it takes for the servicing satellite to orbit Earth