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Robotic Tool Operations Bring In-Space Refueling Closer to Reality

16 Aug 2019, 19:44 UTC
Robotic Tool Operations Bring In-Space Refueling Closer to Reality NASA

NASA’s Robotic Refueling Mission 3 (RRM3) completed an initial set of tool operations, bringing the idea of using water ice or methane from other worlds as fuel for spacecraft one step closer to reality. The ability to store and transfer cryogens (super-cold hydrogen, oxygen and methane) will help spacecraft journey father into our solar system and beyond.

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