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Release on updated images of Kibo's internal drone "Int-Ball" (Int-Ball Letter Vol. 6)

Last Updated: October 17, 2017

The Japan Aerospace Exploration Agency (JAXA) has disclosed "Int-Ball Letter" Vol. 6 in which the latest video of the Kibo's internal drone called "Int-Ball" on the International Space Station (ISS) is presented.

This time, we will introduce why Int-Ball is completely round-shaped.
To realize a smooth sphere with an intricate structure inside, we apply advanced technology to Int-Ball's interior frames and exterior created by a 3D printer for surface treatment and processing.

We will also present you the latest video of the Int-Ball under initial checkout.

JEM Internal Ball Camera (Int-Ball) (1m40s) (Credit:JAXA)

Int-Ball Letter Vol. 1: Started working in space!
Int-Ball Letter Vol. 2: Body control
Int-Ball Letter Vol. 3: Exploring inside "Kibo"!
Int-Ball Letter Vol. 4: Encounter with Astronaut Kanai
Int-Ball Letter Vol. 5: Buddy of Astronauts
See here for further information on Int-Ball and the first disclosures of images: 
First disclosure of images taken by the Kibo's internal drone "Int-Ball"
See here for further information on the Miniaturized Attitude Control Sensors and Actuators in an All-in-one Module installed in the Int-Ball: 
JAXA Research and Development Directorate

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