ISS received another hole


The debris in our planet's orbit poses a threat to the International Space Station. On May 28, 2021, the Canadian Space Agency (CSA) reported that its Canadarm-2 mobile servicing system (manipulator) on the ISS received a hole.


The Canadians clarified that the hole was discovered on May 12 during a routine inspection of equipment. CSA and NASA personnel photographed the area of ​​the manipulator in which the object fell. The blow fell on the heat-protective coating, the site is localized and should not interfere with further work.

Canadarm-2's activities are of great importance. It was sent into orbit in 2001. The ISS was assembled and serviced using a manipulator. It moves equipment and cargo, helps cosmonauts / astronauts work in outer space, and maintains equipment outside the ISS.

Note that the above incident with Canadarm-2 was another such case, when the ISS gets a hole due to passing space debris. Moreover, this manipulator is a very necessary and useful mechanism. For example, at the end of July 2019, thanks to him, the Cargo Dragon spacecraft of the American company SpaceX successfully docked with the ISS.
  • Photos used: NASA / Canadian Space Agency
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  1. 123 Offline 123
    123 (123) 29 May 2021 13: 03
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    at the end of July 2019, thanks to him, the Cargo Dragon spacecraft of the American company SpaceX successfully docked with the ISS

    And what, he himself does not know how? And what if the crane is broken now? Bring the barge haulers with you?
    By the way, today the launch of the Union from the East was successful. Roscosmos has worked reliably.

  2. gorenina91 Offline gorenina91
    gorenina91 (Irina) 29 May 2021 14: 40
    -6
    ISS received another hole

    - If we are to shoot ... to destroy; then we need to act much more accurately and efficiently ...
  3. maiman61 Offline maiman61
    maiman61 (Yuri) 29 May 2021 18: 51
    -1
    It's time for this rusty American bucket to go to the trash heap! The Chinese are building a station, maybe it's better with them?
    1. Ulysses Offline Ulysses
      Ulysses (Alexey) 29 May 2021 19: 17
      0
      Better yourself.
      We will fly to visit each other. smile

      PS And by the way, who on the ISS spat unsuccessfully with a bone in the window?
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  4. Enoch Offline Enoch
    Enoch (Enoch) 29 May 2021 21: 56
    +1
    Everyone scolds the Russians and at the same time wants to have joint projects with us - isn't that strange, to say the least. Nobody asks the current of our people, but the world power is now one.
    1. Kofesan Offline Kofesan
      Kofesan (Valery) 30 May 2021 22: 42
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      It is very strange, if you do not remember ... as Satanovsky said quite recently, on an absolutely similar occasion:

      We treat them like gentlemen and partners ... they treat us like professional cheats with dudes "
    2. John Hart Offline John Hart
      John Hart (John Hart) 31 May 2021 22: 10
      -2
      who and what projects ?? facts in the studio