Obruta to Test Autonomous Spaceflight Technology on the ISS

File photo: May 18, 2022 - Astronaut Samantha Cristoforetti monitors Astrobee robotic free-flyers. Image credit: NASA.

Ottawa’s Obruta Space Solutions will be putting their autonomous spaceflight technology to the test next month on the International Space Station (ISS).

Their systems for spacecraft vision and for  guidance/navigation, funded in part by a pair of new Space Technology Development Program (STDP) awards, will be tested using the International Space Station’s “Astrobee” drones. 

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About Craig Bamford

Craig started writing for SpaceQ in 2017 as their space culture reporter, shifting to Canadian business and startup reporting in 2019. He is a member of the Canadian Association of Journalists, and has a Master's Degree in International Security from the Norman Paterson School of International Affairs. He lives in Toronto.