Restore-L: Robotic Satellite Servicing Project

  • Released Wednesday, March 23, 2016

The Restore-L project will develop technologies for on-orbit rendezvous with, inspection, repair and refueling of a client satellite, all of which are vital for a future satellite servicing capability. NASA is proactively transferring Restore-L technologies to all interested U.S. companies to help jumpstart a new domestic satellite servicing industry, and position the U.S. as the global leader of in-space satellite maintenance, upgrade and assembly.

Learn more about Restore-L and NASA’s satellite servicing technologies:

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Robotic Servicing Arm

NASA is developing a 2-meter class, seven-degree-of-freedom robotic arm for Restore-L. Here, an early development unit is shown. This working, ground-based version helps NASA hone, refine and evaluate the design.

Timelapse by DHG Creative


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NASA's Goddard Space Flight Center

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This page was originally published on Wednesday, March 23, 2016.
This page was last updated on Wednesday, May 3, 2023 at 1:48 PM EDT.