An Adorable Floating Robot Is Helping Astronauts on the ISS

Int-Ball

Int-Ball

Those shots can then be fed back up to space in real time to the crew aboard the International Space Station (ISS).

The Japan Aerospace Exploration Agency (JAXA) has released images and video from its JEM Internal Ball Camera, known as "Int-Ball", - a camera drone that can record images and video while moving in space - and the new footage gives us earth-dwellers a sneak peek of the happenings on the space laboratory. The unit was delivered to the ISS aboard a SpaceX Dragon spacecraft on June 4th, and it's now going through initial testing.

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The device, which measures almost six inches in diameter (15 cm), will allow mission controllers to closely monitor conditions inside the space station, freeing the crew to focus on more important tasks, such as conducting experiments and making repairs. The JEM Internal Ball Camera (Int-Ball) is now floating aboard the ISS via controls back on earth at the JAXA Tsukuba Space Center.

The camera adopts existing drone technology and its exterior and inner structures were all manufactured by 3D-printing. Realizing "zero" photographing time by the onboard crew in the end, which amounts to about 10 percent of their working hours at present. Called the Int-Ball, the drone shoots photos of the crew and their activities, freeing up the astronauts to do other work.

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According to the JAXA, the Int-Ball was initially delivered to "Kibo", the Japanese Experiment Module on the International Space Station, on June 4, 2017, aboard SpaceX's uncrewed Dragon capsule.

The floating bot is equipped with a three-axis control unit, which it uses to trigger the 12 fans located along its surface. The module was developed especially for space application, primarily satellites, and enables accurate control of the Int-Ball's movement.

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