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Astro Arm


Can you use the robot arm to build the model of the International Space Station [ISS]?

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Using the robot arm to build the puzzle is tricky work. Astronauts train extensively in how to use the enormous robot arm - Canadarm2 on the ISS. Canadarm2 has latching End Effectors [LEE's] which can grapple the ISS at either end to move its huge bulk around. At 17.6 meters long when fully extended and with 7 motorized joints it can perform tasks such as maintenance of the structure, supporting astronauts working in space or even catching space craft which come to visit the ISS.

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Look Closer

Welcome to Look Closer, Techniquest's brand new digital tool. We're trialling Look Closer as a way of offering you a closer look at the science demonstrated by many of our exhibits. You'll find visitor sheets, videos, articles on contemporary science as well as fun trails to navigate your way around the exhibition space.

Speak to our Science Communicators to find out more.