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Satellites mating via robotic arm

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Satellites mating via robotic arm

The robotic arm on ASTRO can transfer objects called Orbital Replacement Units, or ORUs, to another satellite -- NextSat in this case.

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Credit: Boeing

By David Grober

David Grober has worked a variety of editorial roles in the technology media since 1982, when he joined the copy desk at IDG's Computer Business News. He served as managing editor for PC Week (now eWeek) and, later, Digital News. David made the leap ...