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'SPHERES' Components Delivered for November 10th 0A-8 Launch Date

The Synchronized Position, Hold, Engage, Reorient Experimental Satellites (SPHERES) project has turned over 48 SPHERES CO2 tanks and a repaired SPHERES Beacon for a scheduled OA-8 launch on November 10th.

BACKGROUND: SPHERES are bowling ball-sized spherical satellites with power, propulsion, computers, and navigation that can be used for inspections, maintenance, spacecraft assembly, and other intravehicular operations. The International Space Station (ISS) has been using three of them to conduct science and test a diverse array of hardware and software for more than a decade.

NASA PROGRAM FUNDING: SPHERES is funded by the Advanced Exploration Systems (AES) program, Human Exploration and Operations Mission Directorate (HEOMD).

ARC SPHERES TEAM: Jonathan Barlow, Jose Benavides, Jose Cortez, Robert Hanson, Simeon Kanis, Aric Katterhagen, Don Soloway, and Andres Vargas

POINT OF CONTACT: Jose Benavides, jose.v.benavides@nasa.gov

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