Summary of NASDA's ETS-VII robot satellite mission
National Space Development Agency of Japan (NASDA), 2-1-1 Sengen, Tsukuba-shi, Ibaraki-ken, Japan
Received:February 7, 2000Accepted:April 11, 2000Published:August 20, 2000
Keywords:Space robot, Teleoperation, Rendezvous docking, Dynamics and control, ETS-VII
The National Space Development Agency of Japan launched ETS-VII (Engineering Test Satellite No.7) on November 28, 1997, to conduct rendezvous docking and space robot technology experiments. ETS-VII is the world's first satellite that used a robot arm on a satellite. The robot arm was 2m long and was teleoperated from a ground control station. Mission of ETS-VII lasted for two years and yielded much experience and many results. This paper summarizes experiences and results of the ETS-VII robot satellite.
Cite this article as:M. Oda, “Summary of NASDA's ETS-VII robot satellite mission,” J. Robot. Mechatron., Vol.12 No.4, pp. 417-424, 2000.Data files:
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