A 3D experience

ERB-2 camera

Paolo opened a new window to the Station through stereoscopic eyes. While stereo vision floods the cinemas, the European astronaut used a novel, ESA-developed 3D camera to show unprecedented views of the International Space Station.

The Erasmus Recording Binocular 2 (ERB-2) was conceived by the Directorate of Human Spaceflight and developed by Cosine Research from Leiden, the Netherlands, and Techno System Development in Naples, Italy.

ERB-2 takes advantage of high-definition optics and advanced electronics to provide a vastly improved 3D video effect for mapping the Station. The almost-like-real 3D images increases our whole viewing experience and can also be used in supporting science operations.

A still anaglyph image showing Thomas reiter with ERB-1 camera

Last update: 18 March 2013

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