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Design an autonomous free-flyer to inspect a spacecraft for damage from Micro-Meteoroid and Orbital Debris (MMOD).


A device that detects MMOD damage using a simple light manipulation algorithm


By Osama Ragab & Zahra’a, Eman, Radwan. For “Design by nature” SpaceApps challenge.

G-transform is the name we coined for the process of finding a damage caused by MMODs effect of satellites and space-ships. The core of the G-transform is casting a single-tone uniform green light on the surface we want to check. Then using this python program, we’re able to detect these holes in an elegant and simple way.


SpaceApps is a NASA incubator innovation program.