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NASA uses Smart SPHERES to test telerobotics in space

By Damir Beciri
26 December 2011

nasa-spheresWith support from the Department of Defense and NASA, MIT undergraduates built five volleyball-sized free-flying satellites, and three of those have been on the International Space Station since 2006 to test a set of well-defined instructions for spacecraft performing autonomous rendezvous and docking maneuvers. Recently, the satellite got an upgrade that enables its remote operation… »