Cool Gadgets, Gizmos, Games and Geek Stuff on Technabob
VISIT OUR OTHER SITES: THE AWESOMER | 95OCTANE

Like Us on Facebook

Technabob is reader-supported. When you buy through links on our site, we may earn an affiliate commission.
As an Amazon Associate I earn from qualifying purchases. Disclosure.

ISERV Camera Headed to the International Space Station

 |  |  |  |  |  July 21, 2012


The International Space Station is set to get a new camera that is specifically designed to image the Earth. The camera is called ISERV and it was launched on board the Japanese Aerospace exploration Agencies HTV-3 transfer vehicle. The camera system will be controllable from operators on the ground and will be able to take crystal clear pictures of specific areas on the Earth’s surface.

ISERV stands for International Space Station SERVIR Environmental Research and Visualization System. The camera will be installed in the Window Observational Research Facility inside the station’s Destiny laboratory. The camera portion of ISERV appears to be a standard DSLR and the massive lens is a modified commercial telescope.

Operators on the ground will be able to enter a precise location, and when the ISS passes over, images will be taken and automatically and sent back to the ground operators. The goal is to use the camera to help scientists gain operational experience and expertise to design more capable control systems in the future. The camera will also be used to monitor disasters on Earth.



CB2 x Lenny Kravitz Sojourn Ogo Bed

CB2 x Lenny Kravitz Sojourn Ogo Bed

Flying Through a Van

Flying Through a Van

Black + Decker Lopper Chainsaw

Black + Decker Lopper Chainsaw

Ford Details the Return of the Ranger Splash Pickup

Ford Details the Return of the Ranger Splash Pickup

Noble M500 Has the Heart of a Ford GT

Noble M500 Has the Heart of a Ford GT

Toyota Tundra Capstone Gets All Gussied Up for 2022

Toyota Tundra Capstone Gets All Gussied Up for 2022

Advertisement