Astrobees Working on the Space Station
Imagine having an extra pair of hands to help you each day? At the International Space Station the astronauts are getting some new helpers. Read on to learn more about astrobees.
The International Space Station astronauts are getting some new helping hands in the form of robots. These flying robots are referred to as astrobees by NASA scientists and developers. Don’t worry though, these handy helpers do not have stingers. They are part of program to update the space station and replace the current sphere robots (Synchronized Position Hold, Engage, Reorient, Experimental Satellite). Sphere satellites test hardware and software for Earth-based researchers. The sphere robots have been in service for the past ten years. What new features will the astrobees have?
Astrobees New Technology
First, let’s find out their names. The three free-flying, cube-shaped robots are named:
Queen is still back here in the hive awaiting for its chance to go to the space station.