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Prototype Grapple Arm for Space Exploration Vehicle

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Arms capable of providing stable attachment for the NASA Space Exploration Vehicle (SEV) to asteroids or to human artifacts not having special grappling fixtures will allow the SEV to perform scientific investigation or dexterous manipulation with other implements and arms suited for that purpose. This task will prototype, test and evaluate grappling arms with assorted anchoring and grasping implements using various simulated asteroid surface materials and using the JPL ATHLETE Low Gravity Testbed.

Completion Date:  09/30/2013

Point of Contact:  Brian Wilcox - Jet Propulsion Laboratory

Sponsored by:  Advanced Exploration Systems



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