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Canadarm over Florida
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- Title Canadarm over Florida
- Released: 20/04/2017
- Length 00:00:44
- Language English
- Footage Type Exterior shot
- Copyright ESA/NASA
Timelapse made from images taken by ESA astronaut Thomas Pesquet on the International Space Station. Thomas commented: "The Canadian-built robotic arm turns 16 today! It helped build the International Space Station, it berths spacecraft and can move external experiments and modules. We will be using it this Saturday when the Cygnus spacecraft arrives to capture it and berth it to the Unity module. A versatile machine I got to know it very well during the last spacewalk."
The video is assembled on Earth and is around 25 times faster than a normal video.
ESA astronaut Thomas Pesquet is spending six months on the International Space Station as part of his Proxima mission. During Proxima, Thomas will perform around 50 scientific experiments for ESA and France’s space agency CNES as well as take part in many research activities for the other Station partners.
The mission is part of ESA’s vision to use Earth-orbiting spacecraft as a place to live and work for the benefit of European society while using the experience to prepare for future voyages of exploration further into the Solar System.
More about the Proxima mission: http://www.esa.int/proxima
Connect with Thomas Pesquet: http://thomaspesquet.esa.int