Tackling a New Robotic Frontier

Veterans of five Hubble Space Telescope repair missions, Goddard’s Satellite Servicing Capabilities Office approaches every challenge with the mantra of test, test, and retest. Simulations and development work in the Goddard Satellite Servicing Center give the team confidence that their new suite of satellite-servicing tools, technologies, and servicing techniques will work optimally on orbit.  Shown in front of the facility’s test robots are Adrienne Alessandro, Nicholas Scott, and Krishna Nagirimadugu.