All eyes on Japanese drone aboard space station

A handout photo issued yesterday showing the JEM Internal Ball Camera or "Int-Ball" taking a video on the International Space Station (ISS) last month. The Int-Ball was delivered to the Japanese Experiment Module, nicknamed Kibo, on the ISS on June 4
PHOTO: JAXA/NASA

A handout photo issued yesterday showing the JEM Internal Ball Camera or "Int-Ball" taking a video on the International Space Station (ISS) last month. The Int-Ball was delivered to the Japanese Experiment Module, nicknamed Kibo, on the ISS on June 4. The drone camera is able to move around autonomously and record photos and videos while being controlled remotely by operators at the Japan Aerospace Exploration Agency's Tsukuba Space Centre.

A version of this article appeared in the print edition of The Sunday Times on July 16, 2017, with the headline 'All eyes on Japanese drone aboard space station'. Print Edition | Subscribe