Robotic arm

Robotic arm

Robotic arm

The engineering mockup of the Robotic Refueling Mission (RRM) module is currently on display within the press building at the Kennedy Space Center in Florida. The RRM mission is a joint effort between NASA and the Canadian Space Agency designed to demonstrate and test the tools, technologies, and techniques needed to robotically refuel satellites in space. Reporters have the opportunity to get a close-up view of the replica module and tools that are a part of the final shuttle mission payload.

Cameras light the way as an RRM tool approaches RRM to cut wire—one of the steps to accessing a satellite’s triple-sealed fuel valve. (Artist’s Concept)

To learn more about the RRM go to: http://ssco.gsfc.nasa.gov/robotic_refueling_mission.html

NASA Goddard Space Flight Center enables NASA’s mission through four scientific endeavors: Earth Science, Heliophysics, Solar System Exploration, and Astrophysics. Goddard plays a leading role in NASA’s accomplishments by contributing compelling scientific knowledge to advance the Agency’s mission.

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