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European Robotic Arm (ERA)
- Video Tape only
- Title European Robotic Arm (ERA)
- Released: 30/11/1999
- Language English
- Footage Type
- Copyright ESA
The European Robotic Arm [ERA] is a relocatable manipulator arm for space applications. ESA is developing ERA for the International Space Station [ISS]. In the first phase , the purpose of ERA is to assemble and maintain the various elements of the Russian segment of the ISS with the help of a cosmonaut in Extra-Vehicular Activity [EVA]. This video, in A and B-roll format, provides background footage on the development and testing of ERA at Fokker Space, Leiden, and ESA/ESTEC, Noordwijk; ERA deployment graphics; ISS graphics showing elements contributed by participating countries; and interviews with ERA project experts, Uwe Berkes (ESA), and Caspar Hofkamp (Fokker Space).
The A-roll features soundbites by ERA experts, Uwe Berkes (ESA), and Caspar Hofkamp (Fokker Space), on the development of ERA.
B-roll footage is arranged as follows:
3-D graphics of Japanese contribution to ISS; 3-D graphics of Russian contribution to ISS; 3-D graphics of American contribution to ISS; 3-D graphics of European contribution