NASA Spinoff Database: Cameras Monitor Spacecraft Integrity to Prevent Failures

NASA Center: Jet Propulsion Laboratory
Public Release Year: 2013
Reference Number: JPL-SO-189
Category: Industrial Productivity/Manufacturing Technology
Origin: Landing and research cameras for Mars Curiosity

The Jet Propulsion Laboratory contracted Malin Space Science Systems Inc. to outfit Curiosity with four of its cameras using the latest commercial imaging technology. The company parlayed the knowledge gained under working with NASA to develop an off-the-shelf line of cameras, along with a digital video recorder, designed to help troubleshoot problems that may arise on satellites in space.

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Page Number in Published book: 130
Manufacturer: Malin Space Inc.

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