World News: 13:00 GMT Thursday 6th December 2018. [Medigus Ltd. via Globe Newswire via SPi World News]
OMER, Israel, Dec. 06, 2018 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) -- Medigus Ltd. (NASDAQ: MDGS) (TASE: MDGS), a medical device company developing minimally invasive endosurgical tools and a leader in direct visualization technology, today announced that the National Aeronautics and Space Administration (NASA), has incorporated Medigus’ micro ScoutCam™ 8.0 HD, the world’s smallest HD camera and illumination solution, into its Visual Inspection Poseable Invertebrate Robot 2 (VIPIR2). VIPIR2, a robotic, multi-capability inspection tool being used as part of NASA’s Robotic Refueling Mission 3 (RRM3), was launched into space on December 5, 2018.
RRM3 builds on the first two phases of International Space Station technology demonstrations that tested tools, technologies, and techniques to refuel and repair satellites in orbit. NASA’s second phase of the Robotic Refueling Mission incorporated micro ScoutCam™ 1.2 at the end of a deployable video borescope to demonstrate camera inspection capabilities in May 2015 – making RRM3 the second project between NASA and Medigus. The collaboration is the result of an official tender bid with the United States government.
“Medigus is honored to support NASA on RRM3, which is crucial for advancing technologies that will allow replenishing vital supplies in space,” said Chris Rowland, Chief Executive Officer, Medigus. “We pride ourselves in our ability to offer custom-tailored optics and seamless integration, and believe our innovative technology will greatly contribute to this next phase of the mission.”
The micro ScoutCam™ 8.0 HD, custom designed for NASA, features one module consisting of both HD camera and illumination, and serves as the borescope camera on VIPIR2. The versatility of micro ScoutCam™ 8.0 HD is supported by attributes including its miniature size, remarkable image quality, state of the art customizable optics, waterproof materials and its adaptability in extreme temperatures.
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Globe Newswire: 13:00 GMT Thursday 6th December 2018
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