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NASA & DARPA Team Up To Launch Killer Robots into space

 
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NASA & DARPA Team Up To Launch Killer Robots into space
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DARPA has a reputation for taking on seemingly impossible, ambitious projects that some would describe as moonshots and others might describe as ludicrous. However, the agency has teamed up with NASA to build robotic satellites that can refuel and repair friendly satellites.


These robotic satellites, known as “service stations in orbit,” would not only refuel satellites, they could drastically improve their longevity and lifespan. The robots could fix minor maintenance issues, keeping up with current orbiters as they age and sustain damage. This is an ability that we don’t have yet, so faulty billion-dollar satellites not only cause issues, but have to be replaced, which is both difficult and extremely expensive.


Additionally, while the service stations would serve as repair bots, they could also face off against mechanical foes in orbit. Yes, NASA and DARPA are teaming up to build satellites that sabotage enemy satellites in the event of war. Possible applications would include dismantling opponents or forcing them to crash. They could also play defense, monitoring for tampering.


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Re: NASA & DARPA Team Up To Launch Killer Robots into space
Sounds like a load of bullshit.
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01/02/2018 11:56 AM
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Re: NASA & DARPA Team Up To Launch Killer Robots into space
Of coarse DARPA only has our best interests at heart! They wouldn't use these satellites for nefarious purposes! (sarc)

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Re: NASA & DARPA Team Up To Launch Killer Robots into space
I guess this is so they can be deployed anywhere in the world in a matter of minutes?





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