Target Satellite Handling Experiment

Target Satellite Handling Experiment was conducted on March 25, 1999 using ETS-VII chaser's onboard robot arm. Mass of the target satellite is 410kg and that of the chaser is 2500kg.
Objective of this experiment is to show the capability of handling large and heavy payload by a satellite mounted robot arm.

Tope left: image from the docking camera on the chaser.
Top right: image from the monitor camera on the robot arm's shoulder
Bottom left: CG generated by the RVD control facility
Bottom right: CG generated by the robot operation facility