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Marshburn conducts the SPHERES VERTIGO Experiment in the JPM

2013-02-26

NASA

NASA

ISS034-E-056096 (26 Feb. 2013) ---
Inside the Japan Aerospace Exploration Agency's (JAXA) Kibo lab on the Earth-orbiting International Space Station, NASA astronaut Tom Marshburn conducts a session of the ongoing SPHERES-VERTIGO investigation. SPHERES stands for Synchronized Position Hold, Engage, Reorient Experimental Satellites. Each satellite is an 18-sided polyhedron that is 0.2 meter in diameter and weighs 3.5 kilograms.
The prism-shaped device (called Goggles) which is hooked up to the red or forward-most polyhedron in the picture is called Visual Estimation and Relative Tracking for Inspection of Generic Objects (VERTIGO).

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  • Title: Marshburn conducts the SPHERES VERTIGO Experiment in the JPM
  • Date Created: 2013-02-26
  • Rights: JSC
  • Album: mgwhite

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