NASA’s VIPIR Tool with ScoutCam Camera

The video shows the success in use of ScoutCam HD micro video camera in NASA’s robotic refueling mission 3. It presents the use of micro ScoutCam 8.0 HD, which marks yet another customized visual solutions leader’s second in-flight achievement with the U.S. space agency.

The micro camera serves as the borescope camera on NASA’s Visual Inspection Poseable Invertebrate Robot 2 (VIPIR2), a robotic, multi-capability inspection tool, which was launched to the International Space Station on December 5, 2018. Custom-developed for NASA between 2015 and 2016, micro ScoutCam 8.0 HD features one module consisting of HD camera and illumination.

NASA’s RRM3 builds on the first two phases of International Space Station technology demonstrations that tested tools, technologies, and techniques to refuel and repair satellites in orbit. The second phase of the Robotic Refueling Mission utilized micro ScoutCam 1.2, the first generation of the company’s minuscule video camera.

In addition to its miniature size, the versatile micro ScoutCam 8.0 HD camera features state of the art customizable optics and noteworthy image quality. The waterproof device is also able to adapt in a variety of extreme temperatures (such as: temperatures of -127°C to +100°C), and withstand various vibrations, radiation and vacuums.

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