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End-to-end robotic module changeout procedure on the Explorer Platform Spacecraft
Author(s): Edward B. Cheung; Stephen Leake
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Paper Abstract

The demand for cost effective space science missions has resulted in the design of spacecrafts whose lives can be extended by changing certain on-orbit replaceable components. To increase cost savings, robots can be used to reduce astronaut time during the servicing and accomplish preparatory and mundane tasks such as the insertion of foot restraints and the opening of stowage areas. The work described in this paper demonstrates the feasibility of a semi- autonomous system capable of assisting astronauts using high fidelity mockups of actual space hardware.

Paper Details

Date Published: 21 December 1993
PDF: 11 pages
Proc. SPIE 2057, Telemanipulator Technology and Space Telerobotics, (21 December 1993); doi: 10.1117/12.164910
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Edward B. Cheung, Jackson & Tull and NASA Goddard Space Flight Ctr. (United States)
Stephen Leake, NASA Goddard Space Flight Ctr. (United States)


Published in SPIE Proceedings Vol. 2057:
Telemanipulator Technology and Space Telerobotics
Won Soo Kim, Editor(s)

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