NASA Robotic Spacecraft Launch coming up on April 15
NASA (National Aeronautics and Space Administration) after a series of delays and issues have finally declared that they would be launching their first robotic spacecraft on April 15. The aircraft is designed to meet with other satellites in the orbit around the earth without any human touch involved in the process. They call this technology DART (Demonstration of Autonomous Rendezvous Technology) and are quite optimistic about its chances to catch up with an orbiting Pentagon satellite and maneuver around it.
The Space organization based in the United States have till now relied on human astronauts to visit the satellites and other bodies in the space for minor repair jobs. If this latest mission is successful, it would provide NASA with the technology knowledge and expertise to develop more complex human-less missions to Space.
One of the senior NASA representatives Launch Director Omar Baez spoke to the media about this launch and said: “We’re prepared for launch. The next two weeks are crucial. There’s a lot of work that’s got to be done, but we’re getting there.” Some of the future plans of the NASA also include robotic delivery of cargo to the international space station, which would really simplify the job of providing basic necessities and research material to the astronauts on ISS.
The future is bright for the Space Research and Exploration. We just have to hope that missions like these are successful and provide the relevant wealth of information.