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Human Exploration

Image Science & Analysis Group


High-Precision Motion Tracking

As we support the activities of humans in space and the work done by engineers at the NASA Johnson Space Center, we often derive dynamic data from objects that are moving in video recordings.

Some examples include the oscillation of solar arrays attached to the Space Station, the jettison of hardware from the Space Station, and the deployment of parachutes during Orion vehicle tests. Using tracking software, our staff analyzes two-dimensional motion in imagery to determine three-dimensional motion data and velocities.

ISAG High-Precision Motion Tracking

The Image Science and Analysis Group (IS&AG) is a branch of Astromaterials Research & Exploration Science at the NASA Johnson Space Center.