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Pentagon seeks to develop space robots to repair satellites in orbit


Zubair Yaqoob
The author has diversified experience in investigative journalism. He is Chief content editor at

Pentagon invites engineers and scientists to help develop robots capable of remotely repairing satellites in space.

According to Daily Mail, the Defense Advanced Research Projects Agency (DARPA), part of the US Department of Defense, hopes to develop and launch advanced space robot programs into orbit over the next five years.

According to officials at the Defense Advanced Research Projects Agency (DARPA), about 400 satellites owned by the government and the private sector in the United States orbit the earth more than 20,000 miles away, making service and maintenance impossible.

With no potential for orbital assistance, satellites dedicated to the Earth’s equatorial orbit are now loaded with backup systems with maximum fuel, increasing their weight and cost. To help mitigate the costs of having to launch new satellites frequently if one is damaged, companies may look to space reform robots in the future.

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