Artist's concept of a Phoenix tender in action
Artist's concept of a Phoenix tender inserting a satlet in an antenna horn
Artist's concept of a Phoenix tender modifying a satellite antenna by installing satlet tiles
The Defense Advanced Research Projects Agency (DARPA) has released a new video showing the progress of its Phoenix project, which aims at salvaging parts from defunct communications satellites to build new ones. Based on a new class of nanosatellites and a robotic “tender,” its purpose is to use repurposed satellites to construct a new communications net for the military at low cost.
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