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The OSAM-1 Mission

Meet OSAM-1 (short for On-orbit Servicing, Assembly, and Manufacturing 1), a robotic spacecraft equipped with the tools and technologies needed to extend satellites' lifespans, and assemble and manufacture components in space.
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The Robotic Servicing Arm

This robotic arm is ideally suited for missions requiring autonomous capture and dexterous operations — from grabbing a satellite for on-orbit servicing, to extracting a boulder from an spinning asteroid, to assembling and servicing a large telescope in orbit, or setting up worksites on Mars for astronauts.
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Robotic Refueling Mission 3

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.
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NASA’s Exploration & In-space Services (NExIS) is ushering in an era of more sustainable, affordable and resilient spaceflight near Earth, the Moon and deep into the solar system through in-space servicing and assembly.



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NASA’s Robotic OSAM-1 Mission Completes its Critical Design Review

03.03.2022 - OSAM-1 is a first-of-its-kind mission that will grapple a US government-owned satellite, Landsat 7, to refuel it and to demonstrate the capability to potentially extend the operational life of satellites on orbit. Landsat 7 was not originally designed to be refueled, repaired, or modified, so the developed technologies were designed to enable NASA to provide this capability.

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NExIS Video Series

Pass the Torque Series

"Tech on Deck" Series

You’ve probably heard a lot about the incredible science that happens on board the station, but the outside is actually prime real estate for all kinds of experiments and technology development, too.

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Pass the Torque Series

"Pass the Torque" Series

In this series, you can learn all about NASA technology from the comfort of your home! Every week, we interview a new subject matter expert on a specific topic ranging from robotics, to astronaut tools, to Artemis, and more.

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In-Space Servicing, Assembly, and Manufacturing (ISAM) Resources

Robots are poised to make what was once thought to be impossible in space a reality. From extending the lifespan of satellites, to assembling massive life-seeking telescopes in space, to refueling and repairing spacecraft on journeys to distant locations, the possibilities are endless.

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NExIS Inquiries: Daniel Baird
Website Curator: Jennifer Brill



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