Designer Edge Image of the Day – 1-28-13

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Today satellites aren’t built to be reused or re-purposed once they’ve been decommissioned. But DARPA’s Phoenix Project is working to fix that. The goal of the project: “to develop and demonstrate technologies to cooperatively harvest and re-use valuable components from retired, nonworking satellites in GEO and demonstrate the ability to create new space systems at greatly reduced cost.”

Watch a Video of the Projects Progress Below:

Image & Video Courtesy of DARPA