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Astrobee Guest Science Guide
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Author and Affiliation:
Benavides, Jose(NASA Ames Research Center, Moffett Field, CA, United States)
Smith, Marion F(NASA Ames Research Center, Moffett Field, CA, United States)
Wheeler, Dawn(SGT, Inc., Moffett Field, CA, United States)
Fluckiger, Lorenzo(SGT, Inc., Moffett Field, CA, United States)
Abstract: The Astrobee Research Facility will maintain three identical free-flying Astrobee robots on the ISS. After the Astrobees are launched and commissioned in 2018, they will replace the SPHERES robots that have been operating on the ISS since 2006 (Fig. 2). Over the years, the SPHERES have been among the most-used payloads on the ISS, supporting dozens of experiments from a variety of guest scientists. In the next section, we'll talk about past SPHERES experiments as possible inspiration for your future research on Astrobee. Compared to SPHERES, the Astrobee robots will offer many new capabilities and will require less astronaut time to support, so we hope the new facility will be able to fly experiments much more often.
Publication Date: Aug 31, 2017
Document ID:
20170011683
(Acquired Dec 19, 2017)
Subject Category: AVIONICS AND AIRCRAFT INSTRUMENTATION; CYBERNETICS, ARTIFICIAL INTELLIGENCE AND ROBOTICS
Report/Patent Number: ARC-E-DAA-TN46452, IRG-FF029
Document Type: Technical Report
Contract/Grant/Task Num: NNA14AA60C; WBS 277385.01.01.21
Financial Sponsor: NASA Ames Research Center; Moffett Field, CA, United States
Organization Source: NASA Ames Research Center; Moffett Field, CA, United States
Description: 16p; In English
Distribution Limits: Unclassified; Publicly available; Unlimited
Rights: Copyright; Public use permitted
NASA Terms: ROBOTS; INTERNATIONAL SPACE STATION; ASTROBEE ROCKET VEHICLES; AVIONICS; FORMATION FLYING; DEGREES OF FREEDOM; TETHERING; SPECIFICATIONS; PAYLOAD INTEGRATION
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