[FPSPACE] ISS: Will US ever use DART-like automated rendezvous?

Keith Gottschalk kgottschalk at uwc.ac.za
Mon Oct 25 09:56:45 EDT 2004


>A follow-up question on DART:
>
>The DART automated rendezvous mission
>(possibly tomorrow) is a very exciting new
>technology.

    I'm very happy that at long last NASA is doing this. But in what way is it "a very exciting new technology"?

  Has not the Soviet Union-Russia been doing that since 1967? Did not Japan do that some years ago? Of course, if DART can do more than the Progresses, & more than whatever the Japanese robot  sub-satellite was called, three cheers!

- Keith





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