Dextre Practices the Steps to Refuel a Satellite in Space

Longueuil, Quebec, June 19, 2012 - Beginning today, Dextre, the Canadian Space Agency's (CSA) robotic handyman on board the International Space Station, will tackle the next steps of the joint NASA-CSA Robotic Refueling Mission (RRM) to demonstrate how robots could refuel satellites in space. These operations will build on the success of the first part of RRM, which began in March 2012.

Follow Dextre's progress on the CSA Website and Twitter.

To view an animation of RRM:
Dextre's Most Dexterous Task: Part 2 of the Robotic Refueling Mission on the ISS. YouTube Video

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