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Next year, new space missions will test technologies to fix busted satellites in orbit


Next year, new space missions will test technologies to fix busted satellites in orbit Next year, the long-held dream of repairing satellites already in orbit around Earth will come a little closer to reality. Two new missions — from military contractor Northrop Grumman and a startup called Astroscale — will send spacecraft into orbit to rendezvous with other vehicles zooming around Earth to see if it’s possible for two satellites to delicately meet up with each other in space. If successful, these missions could mark a big first step toward cleaning up Earth orbit and making it a more sustainable place.   More



(Source: The Verge - Oct 15)

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