ISS (International Space Station) announced that it now relies on augmented reality (AR) applications to enhance giant space structure repair activities.
(Photo: Screenshot of @StationCDRKelly’s Twitter post)
ISS now relies on RA applications to carry out repairs: new augmented reality T2 uses HoloLens AR glasses, NASA’s specialized software
I’m creating an interactive virtual space reality museum and I have exhibits on the spaceship and the Apollo space shuttle. I try to go from VR to AR and wondered if you had any software and tutorials to suggest.
– Space Shuttle Guide (@shuttleguide) September 2, 2021
At the moment, Earth-based space experts are having a hard time repairing damaged tools at massive space stations because they are not there. This is a major problem as they have all the essential data to fix the equipment and systems.
They usually oversee repairs, making it more difficult for astronauts to receive their help on the International Space Station. For this reason, the ISS confirmed that it would begin using augmented reality applications to allow field personnel to have better control over tools damaged in space.
“The Augmented Reality T2 (T2AR) project demonstrates how station crew members can inspect and maintain scientific and exercise equipment,” NASA explains through the blog’s official post.
The ISS now uses RA applications for repairs
According to the latest Digital Trends report, the new augmented reality program T2 uses HoloLens AR glasses developed by Microsoft and specialized software from NASA.
(Photo: NASA photo via Getty Images)
In this pamphlet provided by NASA, the Canadarm2 (center) and the wings of the International Space Station’s solar matrix panel are extended during the mission’s first extravehicular activity (EVA) session while the Space Shuttle Endeavor (STS-118) was docked with the International Space Station on August 11, 2007 in space. During the 6-hour, 17-minute spacewalk, Mastracchio and Williams.
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This space innovation is expected to give astronauts more efficient instructions and guides when they are performing actual repairs in space. The specific objective of the T2 Augmented Reality project is to load the software with commands for different types of operations, which can be accessed by the crew of the International Space Station.
Bryan Dansberry, an ISS associate expert at NASA’s Johnson Space Center, explained that RA tools could allow them to prepare the guide for possible emergency repairs needed to fix unwanted damage to various equipment to avoid delays. in space missions.
Meanwhile, the ISS is expected to end in the next 2024. On the other hand, NASA is making huge space gains after using rockets to maintain the solar observation instrument called EVE.
The ISS T2 augmented reality program has already been tested
Soichi Noguchi, a JAXA astronaut, has already tested the International Space Station’s new space technology.
Aside from him, NASA astronaut Megan McArthur and European Space Agency astronaut Thomas Pesquet were also able to test the new AR innovation. As of now, the new ISS project is expected to receive nine more test missions to learn more about the safety and efficiency of using RA applications.
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