RRM3 B-roll Highlights and Photos
The Robotic Refueling Mission 3, or RRM3, builds on the first two phases of International Space Station technology demonstrations that tested tools, technologies and techniques to refuel and repair satellites in orbit. Phase three, slated to launch to the space station later this year, will demonstrate innovative methods to store, transfer and freeze standard cryogenic fluid in space. These capabilities have several applications to future human exploration and satellite servicing missions.
RRM3 is developed and operated by the Satellite Servicing Projects Division at NASA’s Goddard Space Flight Center in Greenbelt, Maryland, and managed by the Technology Demonstration Missionsprogram office within NASA's Space Technology Mission Directorate.
Learn more about RRM3: https://sspd.gsfc.nasa.gov/RRM3.html
B-roll of RRM3 being prepared for testing at NASA’s Goddard Space Flight Center in Greenbelt, Maryland.
Credits: NASA Goddard/Stuart Snodgrass
Senior Tools Engineer Matt Ashmore inspecting RRM3’s Cryogen Servicing Tool. Cryogen is used as a potent propellant or as a coolant to keep critical optical equipment cold and operational. By testing cryogenic transfer methods, RRM3 will advance these critical technologies for many possible situations and contexts, including satellite servicing and human exploration missions.
Credits: NASA Goddard/Chris Gunn
Engineers at NASA’s Goddard Space Flight Center in Greenbelt, Maryland, perform a fit check of RRM3’s three external tools. After RRM3 is installed to the outside of the International Space Station, the Dextre robotic arm will mount the pedestal and tools, pre-assembled by astronauts on the space station.
Credits: NASA Goddard
Please give credit for this item to:
NASA's Goddard Space Flight Center