10.05.2016 — On September 27, Astronaut Kate Rubins attached the International Space Station (ISS) Robotic External Leak Locator (IRELL) to the slide table for the ISS's Japanese Experiment Module (JEM). In late fall 2016, the JEM slide table will be extended into space and the IRELL will be picked up by the Dextre robot. Robot operators at Johnson Space Center will then remotely control Dextre and put IRELL through initial testing.
02.09.2016 — Gas station attendant, electronics installer, home inspector: is there any fix-it job that NASA's Robotic Refueling Mission (RRM) can't tackle during its four-year career? As NASA takes a break in RRM operations, it's looking back on past achievements and celebrating one of its latest accomplishments - the successful inspection of Canadarm2, the International Space Station's (ISS) robotic arm. In time, this visual inspection capability may help future servicing ventures at other orbits inspect for damage and failures on their spacecraft. [Read more]