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NASA sticks with robot solution for Hubble

发布时间:2019-03-03 01:09:01来源:未知点击:

NASA is forging ahead with plans to repair the Hubble Space Telescope robotically, despite advice that astronauts could do the job faster, better and maybe cheaper. Early this month the space agency awarded a $154-million contract for robotic work to MacDonald, Dettwiler and Associates of Richmond, Canada. The contract covers building a robotic grapple arm to grab the space telescope, duplicating a double-armed robot called “Dextre” already built for the International Space Station,