A self-docking spacecraft can be built with an AI system similar to Chat GPT.

Docking one spacecraft with another is a delicate matter. No matter which spacecraft is involved, docking requires a series of highly precise maneuvers. A slip could result in a major accident and catastrophic mission failure.

Predictably, docking without a human in the pilot’s seat is incredibly difficult. Automatic docking It is possible in Earth orbit, but if engineers really want to build autonomous spacecraft capable of docking procedures, they’ll need to give them the ability to plan their own docking maneuvers. Most spacecraft today do not have this capability. But some researchers have come up with a plan: delegate the task to an artificial intelligence system like the one behind ChatGPT.

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