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04/05/06
Orbital Express
Filed under: Space
Posted by: Tim @ 9:03 am

Boeing & Ball Aerospace are working on a project (funded by DARPA) similar to one I did for an engineering class in college.  Orbital Express (see Boeing press release) would provide autonomous rondezvous and servicing of satellites while they are in orbit, significantly reducing the the cost to extend satellite lifetimes and reducing the need to replace them as often.  This is very cool stuff.

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