Operators operating this arm provided by the Canadian Space Agency (CSA) to the International Space Center (ISS) noticed a hole in it.
Hole in the robotic arm of the ISS (NASA)
The International Space Center (ISS), which was circling the Earth’s orbit, collided with a small space debris. This debris collided with the robotic arm of the ISS. However, this collision did not cause any problem in the operation. But this has definitely raised concerns about the increasing debris in space. In the pictures released after the collision, it can be seen that the robotic arm has been damaged and has an injury.
Operators operating this arm provided to the ISS by the Canadian Space Agency (CSA) noticed a hole in it. CSA officials said in a blog post that this hole is much less than the size of the arm. This incident happened on May 12. But it definitely stuck the breath of the astronaut aboard the ISS. The robotic arm of the ISS is 17.6 meters long and its diameter is 14 inches. However, the exact size of the hole is not being known from the pictures, nor is it getting information whether it has not gone inside the arm.
The robotic arm is operated from the earth
Even after this collision, the robotic orbit continued to carry out its work at the space station without interruption. But CSA and the American space agency NASA took full care of it. CSA said in a blog post, the results of the ongoing analysis suggest that the work of the robotic arm has remained unaffected. The damage is limited to a small section of the arm boom and thermal blanket. This robotic arm is operated from CSA’s headquarters in Montreal, Quebec.
What is space debris?
There are two types of debris in space. One is human-generated debris that has been circling in space after spacecraft or satellites have become inactive. The second is naturally produced debris. This debris comes from asteroids, comets and meteorites. Space debris is dangerous because the speed of debris and spacecraft is extremely high. If there is a collision in such a situation, it can cause a lot of damage.
What is International Space Station?
International Space Station is also known as Orbital Station. It has been prepared keeping in mind the convenience of humans. The ISS has been orbiting in space for more than 20 years. It is such a man-made station in space, from which one can get a spacecraft from Earth. Apart from this, it has so much capability that a spacecraft can be landed on it. Earth is surveyed through the ISS and the secrets of the sky are explored. It was launched on 20 November 1998.
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