that can host and service spacecraft

Based on the capabilities of Firefly’s Elytra vehicle, the framework will define how spacecraft can dock together on-orbit and provide on-demand services, such as refueling, delivery, transport, and de-orbiting,” the company said in a press release.

“The goal of the framework is to help improve on-orbit mission response times from years to days with scalable spacecraft hubs that can host and service spacecraft across cislunar space.”

Gitai’s proposal involves its Inchworm robot, which are equipped with tool-changeable end effectors designed to handle labor on the moon and space stations.