A Northrop Grumman robot successfully docked to a satellite to extend its life, ,

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Satellites could live longer lives thanks to new technology being tested by Northrop Grumman. On Monday (April 12), Northrop Grumman Corporation and SpaceLogistics LLC (a subsidiary of Northrop Grumman) announced that their satellite servicing spacecraft, called Mission Extension Vehicle 2 (MEV-2), successfully docked to the commercial communications satellite Intelsat 10-02 (IS-10-02). MEV-2 is a robotic spacecraft designed to attach itself …

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An image of Intelsat’s IS-10-02 satellite taken by Northrop’s MEV-2 as it approached for docking. | Northrop Grumman A robotic spacecraft from Northrop Grumman latched onto an old communications satellite in deep orbit and extended its lifespan by five more years. The Mission Extension Vehicle-2 (MEV-2) marked Northrop’s second successful docking of an object in space. The mission is part …

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A robotic spacecraft from Northrop Grumman latched onto an old communications satellite in deep orbit and extended its lifespan by five more years. The Mission Extension Vehicle-2 (MEV-2) marked Northrop’s second successful docking of an object in space. The mission is part of the company’s efforts to kickstart an industry of life-extension services for dead, dying or errant satellites. MEV-2 …