The TV Space Boat was a civilian spacecraft used by television networks.
There were many spacecraft designed for civilian use. The TV Space Boat was built to allow the television networks to shoot footage in space.
The TV Space Boat had four external fuel tanks that powered its two thrusters. It was equipped with two cameras to capture video, and it had two antenna fronts and a telescopic double repeater to transmit the footage.
The TV Space Boat was strictly for civilian use and hence had no weapons equipped.
Behind the scenes
Kunio Okawara was the original mechanical designer.