Brand New NASA Spacecraft Just Proves This Company's Capabilities

Brand New NASA Spacecraft Just Proves This Company’s Capabilities

by | published November 2nd, 2019

If you have a bad sense of direction or you’re in an unfamiliar city, you’re likely to use a GPS.

If you want to know what the weather’s like in another country, you’ll open your weather app and find out.

If you’re in the car and want some music for company, you’ll turn on the radio.

What do these things have in common?


Satellites power much of our modern existence, and if any of them were to suddenly go out of commission, we’d very quickly find ourselves in big trouble.

However, powering cell phones, GPS, or the car radio are only the more mundane purposes that the 1,886 satellites orbiting Earth have.

We have military satellites sent up by various countries, observation satellites, and of course, the space station all up in low-Earth orbit.

And these satellites require constant maintenance in order to continue to function optimally.

Here’s how they’re going to do it…

From Spacecraft to Military Technology

When a satellite is launched into space, it carries only a certain amount of fuel to keep it orbiting.

However, many satellites run out of fuel before its lifespan is up, which means something needs to be sent up for a fuel run.

NASA has commissioned a new spacecraft that will be the first of its kind to be developed to be sent up to refuel satellites and perform adjustments to their orbits. This spacecraft will be able to dock with one satellite for a couple years, then detach to go help out another one.

There are more maintenance spacecraft being developed by NASA, which makes this an exciting development in space exploration, as well as for the company that developed the new maintenance vehicle.

This company is heavily involved not only in space exploration, but military technology as well.

Which is good, because the U.S. is involved with some fairly concerning geopolitical tensions that could require the company’s technology.

In particular, the South China Sea is a huge point of contention between the Chinese and the U.S., and the Chinese have some very worrying new technology pointed right at U.S. Navy ships.

Just click here to learn about how the U.S. is countering with major developments from defense contractors.


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