We did it because he promised
The slick salesguy promised? Were the operators standing by? Do you get a free set of steak knives with your order?
political corruption is the biggest impediment
You thought there wasn't enough of it or something and voted for obvious scum?
I think compulsory voting would make room for a third party and avoid such obvious mistakes in the future.
Orbital transfers aren't free or cheap
Very true but when most of your potential customers are in geostationary orbit and you have months to work your way from one to the other it's not so ugly.
Readers, think in ellipses not one dimensional thinking with concentric circles. Not easy maybe but that's how it's done.
What can a hypothetical servicing robot do about dead batteries
I very strongly suspect that the complete mission plan will worked out on ground before launch and the thing will be sent to work on X number of known satellites with specific known tasks to complete and specific parts. The alternative - if it's going to be a general purpose thing working for years it's going to have to get fuel and parts shipped to it anyway.
Again, small group protesting a very specific activity that would endanger the climate
Lumping water quality in with climate is playing into the hands of the science deniers.
will be deported because they aren't white, despite BEING citizens, just goes to show how fucking stupid they can be too.
They believed one of Trumps tweets about removing citizenship from people.
Yes it is fucking stupid to believe something Trump has written but he's getting into a position where some of the stuff he writes is going to have to be taken seriously no matter how stupid it is.
Always look over your shoulder because everyone is watching and plotting against you.