NASA Picks Israel Mini Camera

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Robotic Refueling Mission (RRM) installed on its Support Structure Carrier. The RRM flew aboard Space Shuttle Atlantis on the STS-135 mission.
Robotic Refueling Mission (RRM) installed on its Support Structure Carrier. The RRM flew aboard Space Shuttle Atlantis on the STS-135 mission.

The world’s smallest camera — made in Israel — has been adopted by the U.S. National Aeronautics and Space Administration (NASA) for inclusion in the Robotic Refueling Mission, an experiment on the International Space Station, Globes reported on Wednesday.

The Israeli medical device company Medigus, which develops and markets micro-cameras and minimally invasive endosurgical tools, is the maker of the micro ScoutCam 1.2, to be incorporated into NASA’s Visual Inspection Poseable Invertebrate Robot (VIPIR) tool.

The Micro ScoutCam 1.2 is used for both medical and industrial applications, including gastroenterology, cardiology, urology, gynecology, dentistry, robotics, remote non-destructive testing (NDT) and micro-drilling inspection.

VIPIR is a robotic, maneuverable, borescope inspection tool being tested as part of the Robotic Refueling Mission, an experiment on the International Space Station that has been demonstrating tools and technologies for on-orbit satellite servicing since 2011.