Pentagon Researches New Life For Dead Satellites


English: DARPA headquarters at 3701 N. Fairfax...

English: DARPA headquarters at 3701 N. Fairfax Drive in Arlington. (Photo credit: Wikipedia)

By Alicia Chang – It’s the latest pet project from the Pentagon‘s research wing known for its quirky and sometimes out-there ideas. The Defense Advanced Research Projects Agency is spending $180 million to test technologies that could make this possible.

DARPA thinks it can save money by repurposing in orbit.

“We’re attempting to essentially increase the return on investment … and try to find a way to really change the economics so that we can lower the cost” of military space missions, said DARPA program manager David Barnhart. more> http://tinyurl.com/atdb3tc

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