Next-generation robots to repair satellites, reduce space pollution

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The Defence Advanced Agency (Darpa) and NASA of the U.S has teamed up for building the robotic technology which can refuel and also repair friendly satellites

The Defence Advanced Agency (Darpa) and the NASA of the U.S has teamed up for building the robotic technology which can refuel and can also repair the friendly satellites. The name which is being given to the robotic satellites is the “Service Stations in Orbits”. This technology will not only be refuelling the satellites but will also be drastically improving the longevity as well as the lifespan. According to the reports by the Futurism, the robots would be fixing up the minor maitainence issues and at the same time they will be keeping up with current orbiters too while they age and will be sustaining the damages.

In the year 2015, there were around 25000 man-made objects which are larger than the fist of human

The agencies also hold the notion that this technology would be helping to curb the space pollution or the debris in the orbits which are caused when the broken satellites are abandoned in the space. In the year 2015, there were around 25000 man made objects which are larger than the fist of the human and around half million larger than the dime orbiting Earth.

The erroneous methodologies could hardly be repaired in the space and these have to get replaced too

There are chances that these satellites would be facing up against the mechanical foes in the orbit. This means it could sabotage the enemy satellites too in case there is a war by dismantling the opponents or by forcing it to crash. The reports have also highlighted that these satellites would also be playing against the defence and it would be monitoring for the tampering. The robots might be repairing the minor upkeep problems .As of now, the erroneous methodologies could hardly be repaired in the space and these have to get replaced too which is quite tricky and dear. The repair bots might just be sabotaging the enemy satellites along with the match of the space warfare too.

This new technology would be able to eliminate some of the junk and would be dragging it back down to atmosphere where it will be combusting

Since astronauts have started seeing the congestion in the space and when the satellite will be there and it will be deactivating for some reason or the other while you still up there you wouldn’t b able to move it. Known as the DragEN, this device would be weighing around 100 grams and it can be attached to the satellites as well as the spacecraft. When it will be activated, this DragEN would unpool hundreds of the metres of the string which is made of the conductive matter that collects the electric and the magnetic forces which travels through the magnetic field of the earth. It is expected that this new technology would be able to eliminate some of the junk and would be dragging it back down to the atmosphere where it will be combusting.

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