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June 17, 2015 By TribePlay

Dr. Panda in Space

3 2 1 Lift off! It's time to take off with Dr. Panda in Space!EXPLORE SPACEOnce you customize your own space ship and blast off, set...

May 11, 2009 by

Still waiting for space-tweet

Astronaut Mike Massamino, Astro_Mike has promised to tweet from the space mission to repair Hubble, but we haven't heard anything from him in the last 17 hours. Guess he can't get a Wi-Fi connection.

October 4, 2008 by

Using space robots to fix ailing satellites?

According to Canadian engineers at Queen's University, there are now more than 8,000 satellites in orbit around the Earth. Of course, if they stop to work correctly, these satellites will not be able to be repaired from the ground and will become space junk. So these researchers have developed a robotic repair system to fix ailing satellites. Right now, they're writing software to track these satellites. Their tracking software would then be used by an Autonomous Space Servicing Vehicle (ASSV) 'to grasp the ailing satellite from its orbit and draw it into the repair vehicle's bay. Once there, remote control from the ground station can be used for the repair.' I'm somewhat skeptical about the idea, considering that the satellites in orbit have been launched by various countries and companies using very different technologies. But read more...


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