Robot Repair Team Keeps Satellites Spinning

A lot of the satellites we depend on for modern life » 10/03/08 8:30am 10/03/08 8:30am are in high orbits, beyond the reach of Earth-based repair missions. It would be prohibitively expensive, if not impossible, to send a team of astronauts up there. As a result, when those satellites fail or run out of fuel, they become space junk, and billions of‚Ķ