Medical Robotics Experts Help Advance NASA’s Satellite Surgery Project

  • Magazine Article
  • TBMG-13317
Published April 01, 2012 by Tech Briefs Media Group in United States
  • English

Johns Hopkins engineers, recognized as experts in medical robotics, are helping NASA with a space dilemma: How can the agency fix valuable satellites that are breaking down or running out of fuel? One option — sending a human repair crew into space — is costly, dangerous, and sometimes not even possible for satellites in a distant orbit.