...to accomplish the following high-level actions: 1) unpacking from a stowed configuration in Astobee’s compact payload bay and attaching to an International Space Station (ISS) Handrail, 2) orienting Astrobee by rotating in two directions (“pan” and “tilt”), and 3) detaching from the Handrail and (re-)stowing in the payload bay. Click on the links
Design a "Smart” Robotic Arm (SRA) In this contest, you are asked to design a Smart Robotic Arm (SRA) that will be mounted to Astrobee and can attach to an ISS Handrail after being stowed in a Payload Bay. How it works: Initially, the SRA will be packed in a stowed configuration. When it is powered and commanded by the Astrobee, the SRA must
...use to send three New Zealanders to the Moon for much cheaper and, hopefully, safer than conventional rocketry. I would like to start by sending something very similar to the Nasa Apollo spacecraft (with its respectable command and service modules, as detailed here: [login to view URL](spacecraft)), weighing about 4,200kg, to the Moon
...asked to design a “Smart” Fine-positioning Arm (SFA) that will be mounted to Astrobee and move an attached tool to a specific location and command that tool to attach to an ISS Handrail. The SFA receives all power and high-level commands from Astrobee, but implements the following functions autonomously: stowing and deploying from a payload volume
Design a “Smart” Coarse-positioning Arm (SCA) In this contest, you are asked to design a “Smart” Coarse-positioning Arm (SCA) that will be mounted to Astrobee and move a stowed end effector to a specified location and control the end effector. The SCA receives all power and high-level commands from the Astrobee free flyer, but implements the following functions autonomo...