New handyman in space: Robots

Nasa demonstrated the use of robots in the space missions, especially in the area of refuelling. According to Nasa’s Goddard Space Flight Centre, the robotic refuelling mission (RRM) put down a hose, picked up a screwdriver and an utility knife. “This latest round of satellite servicing tasks, completed early will show how robots could access and further maintain satellites in orbit,” says a Nasa announcement. Five days of operations were held aboard the International Space Station (ISS) during which the Canadianā€built Dextre with RRM tools demonstrated how tiny caps can be retrieved and stowed in space. This task, along with slicing through satellite blanket tape were performed on the RRM module affixed outside the space station.


Source: Times of India

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