3D Cameras Used for Final Discovery Mission

Posted Tue Mar 1, 2011 at 09:00 AM PST by Dick Ward

It turns out 3D technology can be used for more than adding $3.00+ to the price of a movie ticket.

The era of NASA sending shuttles into space draws to a close with the final Discovery mission. That doesn't mean innovation is over though. The shuttle is packed with technology including the DragonEye 3D FLC.

The folks at Advanced Scientific Concepts (ASC) are planning to use the 3D technology of the DragonEye as an automated docking solution that takes humans out of the picture. The same tech is currently being used at Langley to test automated landing procedures.

"We are confident this test run will be the final before the DragonEye is regularly deployed for AR&D solutions," says ASC CEO Roger Stettner. "The DragonEye 3D Flash LIDAR camera allows new solutions for space, making unmanned or manned autonomous rendezvous, docking and landing a reality."

Source: PR Newswire

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