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Commercialization

Here Come the Space Tugs

By Keith Cowing
November 12, 2004

11 November 2004: Orbital Recovery Completes the Funding for its CX OLEV Space Tug With a Team of European Space Industry Leaders

“Orbital Recovery Ltd. has completed its second round financing for the ConeXpress Orbital Life Extension Vehicle (CX OLEV), marking a major program milestone that allows production of the first “space tug” to begin in early 2005, followed by the initial operational mission approximately 36 months later.”

12 November 2004: Robot Helps NASA Refocus on Hubble, Washington Post

“The Hubble Robotic Vehicle will be built from scratch, giving the United States a robotic rendezvous and docking capability for the first time in the history of space travel.”

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