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Apr 27, 2020

567: When Satellites Need a House Call

Astronomy Cast 567: When Satellites Need a House Call

by Fraser Cain & Dr. Pamela Gay

Space is really far away, so when you send a satellite out into the void, that's pretty much the last you're going to be able to work on it. And if anything goes wrong, too bad, you're out a satellite. But a new test has shown that it's possible to actually visit and fix a satellite in space. Maybe we don't have to throw them all away after all.