Medigus technology heads to space: How NASA is using the world's smallest camera

The National Aeronautics and Space Administration has decided to incorporate the micro ScoutCam 1.2 from Medigus into its Visual Inspection Poseable Invertebrate Robot tool.

The micro ScoutCam, the world's smallest camera, will be used as the borescope camera on VIPIR, which will provide unique visual capabilities in space.

VIPIR is a robotic, maneuverable, borescope inspection tool that is undergoing tests as a part of the Robotic Refueling Mission. The International Space Station has been running the mission, which includes tools and technology for on-orbit satellite service, since 2011.VIPIR, including the MediGus camera, was launched to the International Space Station at the end of July.

"NASA is steadily maturing a set of robotic technologies that could help prolong the lives of satellites in orbit, thereby providing new capabilities for the Agency. Medigus' micro ScoutCam 1.2 met the requirements for VIPIR's borescope camera, and will demonstrate inspection capabilities once Robotic Refueling operations begin," said Benjamin Reed, deputy project manager of NASA's Satellite Servicing Capabilities Office.

Medigus is a medical device company focused on minimally invasive endosurgical tools.

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