Stockton Astronomical Society

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University of the Pacific, Olson Hall Room 120
7:30 PM Thursday May 9th

Stockton Astronomical Society


Roberto Carlino



Astrobee is a new class of free-flying robots that will operate in the
interior of the International Space Station (ISS). Two of the
Astrobees launched to the ISS on April 17.
In addition to providing a research platform for zero-g freeflying
robotics (replacing the SPHERES robots), Astrobee
improves the efficiency of ISS operations by providing flight and
payload controllers with a mobile camera/sensor platform. The
Astrobee system consists of three free-flyers, a docking station,
and a ground data system.
In this talk, will be given an overview of the capabilities of
the Astrobee system, the concept of operations for ISS operations
support, and the challenges of operating a free-flying robot within
the constraints of the ISS environment.

Introducing: Roberto Carlino
Roberto Carlino is an Aerospace Engineer at NASA Ames,
currently working as a hardware/flight software engineer for the
Astrobee project. Before then, he was working at the Science
Processing Operation Center (SPOC) for the mission Transiting
Exoplanet Survey Satellite (TESS) (follow-on mission of the
Kepler Space Telescope), which will search for exoplanets around
the closest and brightest stars to our Sun.
Roberto started at NASA Ames around 3 years ago,
working on different projects and mission proposals.
He got his Bachelor’s degree and Master of Science in
Aerospace Engineering at the University of Naples Federico II, in
Italy, and Delft University of Technology, in The Netherlands.
After that, he got his second Master’s degree in ‘Space Systems
and Services’ from the University of Rome, La Sapienza.
When he is not at work, Roberto loves flying, skydiving,
scuba diving, surfing and hiking. Among his passions, he also
loves cooking good Italian food, especially (real) Pizza.

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