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‘Lucky strike’? Space debris punches hole in robotic arm on International Space Station

The space junk slammed into the ISS’s ‘Canadarm2’ in mid-May, the Canadian Space Agency confirmed in a press release last week, noting that while the “utmost precautions” are taken to avoid collisions, “impacts with tiny objects do occur.”

“One such hit was noticed recently during a routine inspection of Canadarm2 on May 12,” the CSA said, though added that the arm continues to function without issue.

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