February 11, 2003
AERCam Gets Some Notice

Space.com's article "Robotic Assistants Could Have Helped Columbia" talks mostly about AERCam. (It also mentions the PSA--someday maybe I'll show you some concept art for a very special PSA variant).

AERCam Sprint floats free

The article points out that inspecting the orbiter tiles isn't very helpful given that there is no on-orbit repair capability, though David Akin's idea of spraying emergency ablative material on tile gaps doesn't sound so far fetched.

Posted by jjwiseman at February 11, 2003 10:18 AM


please note that Aercam is now an RTF item. RTF stands for Return to Flight item which means that it will fly in the next shuttle to inspect the tiles.



Posted by: Igor Carron on June 1, 2005 07:01 AM
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