By: KDKA-TV News Staff
PITTSBURGH (KDKA) - NASA has announced a partnership with the Pittsburgh-based company Astrobotic to develop sensors that can create a 3D map of spacecraft and planets in real-time.
The sensors will help identify spacecraft or satellites that are not working properly.
"Matching the exact orbital plane, altitude, and speed of another object in space will play a key role in the construction of orbital infrastructure. With ALIN, any type of uncooperative satellite, planetary body, or asteroid, can be autonomously serviced or mapped," said Jeremy Hardy a senior engineer at Astrobotic.
Their goal is to transmit data fast to help with upcoming space missions.
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