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What Could Satellite Servicing Mean for Space Warfare?

By | January 17, 2018
      DARPA's Robotic Servicing of Geosynchronous Satellites (RSGS) vehicle. Photo: DARPA.

      DARPA’s Robotic Servicing of Geosynchronous Satellites (RSGS) vehicle. Photo: DARPA.

      A research associate at the University of Maryland believes in-orbit satellite servicing spacecraft akin to the one under development at the Defense Advanced Research Projects Agency (DARPA) could heighten tensions between spacefaring countries. Could such spacecraft be used to sabotage our enemies’ — or our own — satellites in orbit?

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