The smaller of the Tiangong space station’s robotic arms can carry payloads of up to three tonnes. Photo: China Manned Space Agency
The smaller of the Tiangong space station’s robotic arms can carry payloads of up to three tonnes. Photo: China Manned Space Agency
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Chinese space station’s new robotic arm flexes muscles during in-orbit tests

  • The arm is suited for tasks that require agility and precision, such as the installation of scientific instruments and repairing equipment
  • China aims to complete construction of its Tiangong space station by the end of this year

The smaller of the Tiangong space station’s robotic arms can carry payloads of up to three tonnes. Photo: China Manned Space Agency
The smaller of the Tiangong space station’s robotic arms can carry payloads of up to three tonnes. Photo: China Manned Space Agency
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