Mystic Sisterhood

Would you like to react to this message? Create an account in a few clicks or log in to continue.
Mystic Sisterhood

Psychic, Paranormal & Natural Science Forums



Next Chat Event

Space station robotic arm hit by orbital debris in 'lucky strike' 5nvklj





Space station robotic arm hit by orbital debris in 'lucky strike' 9tpt39

..


Space station robotic arm hit by orbital debris in 'lucky strike'

Dragon
Dragon
Senior Administrator
Senior Administrator

Posts : 7239
Points : 23805
Times User Thanked: : 899
Join date : 2018-01-18

Space station robotic arm hit by orbital debris in 'lucky strike' Empty Space station robotic arm hit by orbital debris in 'lucky strike'

Post by Dragon Wed Jun 02, 2021 8:29 pm

A piece of space junk smacked into the robotic arm on the International Space Station, but near-term operations should not be affected, according to the agencies involved.

Robotic operators noticed a hole in the station's Canadarm2 provided by the Canadian Space Agency, which has been in service in orbit since 2001, during a routine inspection on May 12, the CSA officials said in a blog post Friday (May 28).

Officials called the hole a "lucky strike" given the relatively small size of the arm, which is 57.7 feet (17.6 meters) long and has a diameter of just 14 inches (35 cm).

The size of the hole is not apparent in the pictures, nor if the debris went all the way through.

However, it does appear Canadarm2's role in keeping the space station properly maintained can continue without interruption, following careful work from both CSA and NASA.


Source


_________________
Space station robotic arm hit by orbital debris in 'lucky strike' 334pu7m

Cloud9 likes this post

Dragon
Dragon
Senior Administrator
Senior Administrator

Posts : 7239
Points : 23805
Times User Thanked: : 899
Join date : 2018-01-18

Space station robotic arm hit by orbital debris in 'lucky strike' Empty Re: Space station robotic arm hit by orbital debris in 'lucky strike'

Post by Dragon Wed Jun 02, 2021 8:30 pm

Space station robotic arm hit by orbital debris in 'lucky strike' 6hwQrkGoCBHWWqJoznXctV-970-80
(Image credit: NASA/Canadian Space Agency)

These images from NASA and the Canadian Space Agency show the location of a space debris strike on the International Space Station's Canadarm2 robot arm spotted on May 12, 2021 and released on May 28.


Source


_________________
Space station robotic arm hit by orbital debris in 'lucky strike' 334pu7m

Cloud9 likes this post

Dragon
Dragon
Senior Administrator
Senior Administrator

Posts : 7239
Points : 23805
Times User Thanked: : 899
Join date : 2018-01-18

Space station robotic arm hit by orbital debris in 'lucky strike' Empty Re: Space station robotic arm hit by orbital debris in 'lucky strike'

Post by Dragon Wed Jun 02, 2021 8:32 pm



Space station robotic arm hit by orbital debris

Some of these orbits intersect with where the space station operates at an inclination of 52 degrees, roughly 200 miles (450 km) in altitude, but natural space dust and other objects are also a threat.

"A number of tiny objects – ranging from rock or dust particles to flecks of paint from satellites – are … too small to be monitored,"


_________________
Space station robotic arm hit by orbital debris in 'lucky strike' 334pu7m

Cloud9 likes this post


Sponsored content

Space station robotic arm hit by orbital debris in 'lucky strike' Empty Re: Space station robotic arm hit by orbital debris in 'lucky strike'

Post by Sponsored content


    Current date/time is Sat Oct 16, 2021 5:00 am