Release on updated images of Kibo’s internal drone “Int-Ball” (Int-Ball Letter Vol. 7)
December 14, 2017
The Japan Aerospace Exploration Agency (JAXA) has disclosed “Int-Ball Letter” Vol. 7 in which the latest video of the Kibo’s internal drone called “Int-Ball” on the International Space Station (ISS) is presented.
On upcoming December 17, the Soyuz spacecraft with JAXA Astronaut Norishige Kanai on board is going to be launched for the ISS from the Baikonur Cosmodrome in Kazakhstan.
This time, we will introduce the preparation currently being held on the ground and in space, at a countdown of Astronaut Kanai’s arrival on the ISS.
- Int-Ball Letter Vol. 1: Started working in space!
- Int-Ball Letter Vol. 2: Body control
- Int-Ball Letter Vol. 3: Exploring inside “Kibo”!
- Int-Ball Letter Vol. 4: Encounter with Astronaut Kanai
- Int-Ball Letter Vol. 5: Buddy of Astronauts
- Int-Ball Letter Vol. 6: Secret of Int-Ball’s round body
- See here for further information on Int-Ball and the first disclosures of images:
First disclosure of images taken by the Kibo’s internal drone “Int-Ball”
- See here for further information on the Miniaturized Attitude Control Sensors and Actuators in an All-in-one Module installed in the Int-Ball:
JAXA Research and Development Directorate