Ep. 567: When Satellites Need a House Call

Posted on Apr 23, 2020 in podcast, Spacecraft | 1 comment


Space is really far away, so when you send a satellite out into the void, that’s pretty much the last you’re going to be able to work on it. And if anything goes wrong, too bad, you’re out a satellite. But a new test has shown that it’s possible to actually visit and fix a satellite in space. Maybe we don’t have to throw them all away after all.

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  1. I went to dinner with Story Musgrave a couple of years ago and he had some great stories about fixing things on the Hubble.

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