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SPHERES Vertigo

Alex Gerst2014-07-25

NASA

NASA
Washington, DC, United States

ISS040-E-079083 (25 July 2014) --- In the International Space Station?s Kibo laboratory, NASA astronaut Steve Swanson, Expedition 40 commander, enters data in a computer in preparation for a session with a trio of soccer-ball-sized robots known as the Synchronized Position Hold, Engage, Reorient, Experimental Satellites, or SPHERES. The free-flying robots were equipped with stereoscopic goggles called the Visual Estimation and Relative Tracking for Inspection of Generic Objects, or VERTIGO, to enable the SPHERES to perform relative navigation based on a 3D model of a target object.

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  • Title: SPHERES Vertigo
  • Creator: Alex Gerst
  • Date Created: 2014-07-25
  • Rights: JSC
  • Album: mgwhite

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