This project is solving the ZERO GEE Bee – Your Friendly Neighborhood Drone challenge.

Study the possibilities linked to displacement in non-atmospheric zero-g conditions. The needs that we defined are the following: -Being able to easily observe and maintain satellites with an automated robotic device; -Preventing astronauts from having to participate in extra-vehicular operations (which are costly, risky and take a long time to achieve).

The project is named D.R.O.N.E which stands for Diagnostical Robot Operating for NASA Exploration. It is a little sphere with two arms, that can move out of a shuttle or near a satellite using grips designed on those space objects. It would be equipped with different tools and cameras, which would provide enough flexibility to observe the outer shell and proceed to operate automatically or manually on any found problem.

D.R.O.N.E should be: -Multi task; -Autonomous; -Ergonomic; -Quickly deployed; -Able to operate in narrow space.

The technical fields that were needed: -Computer Sciences; -Mechanics (Construction); -Space physics;

Tools used: -Blender; -Raspberry (C language) with electronic devices (servo,...); -3D-printer; -Mecano bricks;

Project Information

License: MIT license (MIT)

Source Code/Project URL: https://github.com/spaceappslyon/D.R.O.N.E



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