RRM3 B-roll Highlights and Photos

  • Released Wednesday, June 20th, 2018
  • Updated Wednesday, May 3rd, 2023 at 1:46PM

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

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

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



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