Space Shuttle Robot Arm Simulator

NASA Goddard Space Flight Center NASA’s Space Shuttle carries a 50-foot long, six-joint arm for use in satellite deployment and retrieval operations and to assist astronauts in servicing tasks such as the recent mission to repair and upgrade the Hubble Space Telescope. The arm, formally called the Remote Manipulator System (RMS), has ten different modes … Read more

Space Shuttle Scientific Instrumentation Interface

NASA Goddard Space Flight Center Robert T. Caffrey, NASA/GSFC The following material is taken from the paper, "Forth in Space: Interfacing SSBUV, a Scientific Instrument, to the Space Shuttle," written by Robert T. Caffrey for the June, 1992, Rochester Forth Conference. It describes the development of the Forth-based Small Payload Accommodations Interface Module (SPAIM), which … Read more