Robotic arm on ISS successfully moves

A robot silently accomplishes yet another milestone in space as the entire world waits impatiently for the launch of a mission to the Moon.

A payload was easily transported from one side to the other by the newest robotic arm outside the International Space Station after it awoke and stretched.

Following directions from cosmonauts inside the Space Station last week, the European Robotic Arm (ERA) successfully finished the first transfer.

The movements were observed by eams in Moscow, Russia, and in the ESA control room in the Netherlands.

where the European team's console on August 24 was used to capture this photograph.

This initial motion involved releasing the cargo from Nauka, which consisted of a single pin latch and its adaptor for the cosmonaut support tool.

Installing it back in its original location after relocating it to the other side of the module.

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