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In a historic first, one private satellite docks to another in orbit, Ars Technica

      Two ships at night –

             

Northrop says this is a first step toward a fleet of satellite-servicing vehicles.

      

      

           

      

            

                                  

                                                                 MEV-1 moves toward IS – to prepare for proximity operations.                                                                                                                            

                                    

                                                                 View of IS – 1080 satellite from MEV-1’s “far hold” position during approach from approximately meters with Earth in the background.                                                         

                                                  Northrop Grumman                                                                   

                                    

                                                                 View of IS – 1080 satellite from MEV-1’s “near hold” position during approach from approximately meters with Earth in the background.                                                         

                                                  Northrop Grumman                                                      
                

                                    

                                                                 MEV-1 captures IS – 980 to initiate the final docking of the two spacecraft.                                                         

                                                  Northrop Grumman                                                  

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