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DARPA Initiates Consortium for On-Orbit Satellite Servicing

By | November 27, 2017
      DARPA's Robotic Servicing of Geosynchronous Satellites (RSGS) vehicle. Photo: DARPA.

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

      The Defense Advanced Research Projects Agency (DARPA) has coalesced a group of organizations to mock up new rules governing commercial on-orbit satellite repair and refueling. Its Consortium for Execution of Rendezvous and Servicing Operations (CONFERS) seeks to set standards that will ensure on-orbit activities do not endanger the long-term sustainability of the satellite servicing industry.

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