DARPA’s program for Robotic Servicing of Geosynchronous Satellites received a severe blow on January 30, when its partner SSL, the satellite manufacturing arm of Maxar Technologies, pulled out of the partnership, citing fiscal woes. Fortunately, DARPA continues work on the robotic payload, the high-tech part of the project:


DARPA is evidently working feverishly to find a new path forward for the groundbreaking RSGS program.