June 29, 2022

Europe is about to launch a new two-handed robotic arm to the International Space Station

An autonomous robotic arm is preparing to fly to the International Space Station to provide services for its Russian side.
The European robotic arm (ERA) built by the European aerospace company Airbus for the European Space Agency (ESA) will fly with the new multipurpose Russian laboratory module, also known as Nauka (Russian word) on July 15 Go to advanced orbital. Sciences). Airbus said in a statement that prior to the launch of the proton rocket at the Russian Space Agency’s Baikonur Cosmodrome Roscomos, Airbus engineers had installed the light arm on the module.
This robot is similar to a pair of compasses, with two symmetrical arms, each of which is just over 16 feet (5 meters) long. The European Space Agency said in a statement that with a right hand at the end of each arm, ERA will be able to move freely outside the space station and connect where needed.
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Weighs Only 1,390 Pounds. (630 kg), thanks to its lightweight aluminum and carbon fiber frame, the arm will be able to move and install components up to 17,600 pounds. (8,000 kg) in weight and can hit the target with an accuracy of 5mm. But you can also transport astronauts and astronauts from one workplace to another during a spacewalk.
Astronauts and astronauts will be able to control the arm in real time from inside the space station or pre-program it to perform tasks autonomously. There is an additional computer in the middle of the
arm, which can be used by astronauts and astronauts to input commands during space walks. The
is equipped with an infrared camera. ERA can inspect the structure and components of the space station and transmit its views to the astronauts and astronauts in the orbiting laboratory. The
robotic arm was manufactured by a consortium of European companies led by Airbus, which lasted for two decades, and the consortium subsequently assembled the robots at its factory in the Netherlands. The
International Space Station already has two robotic arms: the 17 million-long Canadarm2 and the 10 million-long Japanese experimental module remote control system. However, none of these can reach the Russian part of the space station.


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