Posts Tagged ‘SPDM’

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Dextre demo paving the way for robotic EVA assistance


The Special Purpose Dexterous Manipulator (SPDM) has completed a series of tests aimed at reducing the human EVA workload involved with the installation of new batteries on the International…

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CRS-5: Dextre grabs CATS from the belly of a Dragon


Canada’s multi-tasking robot, Dextre, successfully removed the CATS (Cloud-Aerosol Transport System) payload from the unpressurised trunk of the CRS-5/SpX-5 Dragon on Thursday morning. The payload was handed over to…

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Canada’s Dextre completes payload removals from CRS-3 Dragon


Canada’s SPDM (Special Purpose Dexterous Manipulator), or Dextre as it’s commonly known, has completed the removal of payloads from the Trunk of the SpaceX CRS-3 Dragon spacecraft, which…

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Russian Progress M-21M re-tests new Kurs-NA system


A Russian Progress went on a short excursion this week, resulting in a redocking to the International Space Station (ISS) on Friday. The two day free-flying trip for Progress…

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Japan’s HTV-4 launches supplies and science to the ISS


Japan’s venerable HTV spacecraft made its fourth launch to the ISS tonight, blasting off atop a H-IIB booster from the Tanegashima space center in Southern Japan at 7:48:46…

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Dextre and RRM complete successful satellite refuelling demo


Aboard the International Space Station (ISS) over the past two weeks, Dextre, the Canadian “robotic hand”, and NASA’s Robotic Refuelling Mission (RRM) payload have together made history in…

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ISS: Dextre and RRM complete second round of joint ops – CDRA recovered


Aboard the International Space Station (ISS) this past week, Canada’s Dextre robot and NASA’s Robotic Refuelling Mission (RRM) experiment have completed their second period of joint operations designed…

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Dextre and RRM complete record breaking week of robotics on ISS


Canada’s Dextre robotic space helper, working with NASA’s Robotic Refuelling Mission (RRM) experiment, have together completed a record breaking week of robotics operations on the International Space Station…

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Canada’s Dextre Completes Marathon Week of Robotics Ops on ISS


Canada’s Special Purpose Dextrous Manipulator (SPDM), more commonly known as “Dextre” or the “Canada Hand”, has completed a week of highly successful and highly complex robotics operations on…

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Canada’s “Dextre” robotic hand performs first ever operational tasks


Canada’s Special Purpose Dextrous Manipulator (SPDM), also known as “Dextre” or the “Canada Hand”, is, for the first time since its launch in March 2008, being used for…