NPO Androidnaya Tekhnika reported on the suspension of work on the Ispytatel project, which envisages the creation of a special robot pilot for the promising Orel spacecraft.
Recall that the NPO Android Technology has created the Fedor robot, also known as the Skybot F-850. This machine has already visited the International Space Station (ISS), where it was used in a number of experiments.
It was assumed that NPO specialists will create a robot that will go into orbit on the Oryol spacecraft during its test launch. However, as it has now become known, the implementation of this project has been postponed.
“This work is temporarily suspended pending the formation of the target. Now a stake has been made on the creation of robotic systems for work on the ISS surface, where the use of such systems is obvious and relevant.“, – TASS quotes the words of the representatives of the enterprise.
It is noted that the efforts of NPO Android Technology are currently focused on the development of the Teledroid robot, which will be able to perform tasks in open space. This machine will be based on technologies tested at Fedor. Tests “Teledroid” should begin in the second half of this year.
We add that the Oryol spacecraft is planned to be launched for the first time at the end of 2023 from the Vostochny cosmodrome. This flight will take place without astronauts on board.
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