Tracking 19149 objects as of 19-Apr-2018
HD Live streaming from Space Station
objects crossing your sky now

THESE NASA ROBOTS ARE HEADING TO THE INTERNATIONAL SPACE STATION

THESE NASA ROBOTS ARE HEADING TO THE INTERNATIONAL SPACE STATION Inside NASA's Ames Research Center in Silicon Valley is a test environment that simulates the International Space Station's pressurized capsules. Here, aerospace engineers test the new Astrobee intra vehicular activity (IVA) robots, which will be heading to the ISS in the spring. These robots are 1-by-1-foot cubes, with an array of LED communication lights. They can function autonomously or be remotely controlled from Houston. While on the ISS, Astrobees will carry out routine maintenance tasks, like checking inventory with an RFID scanner and using a sensor-array to record air quality levels, CO2, and radiation.    More



(Source: Fox News - Jan 3)

comments powered by Disqus