News Archive / Tagged: Canadarm2
International Space Station robotic arm struck by space debrisTheresa CrossMay 31st, 2021
During a routine inspection of the International Space Station on May 12, damage was discovered on the Canadarm2, a nearly 60-foot-long robotic arm on the station.
Canada joins NASA’s Lunar Gateway projectDerek RichardsonMarch 1st, 2019
Having partnered with the U.S. in its space ambitions for decades, Canada committed to continue that relationship by joining NASA's Lunar Gateway project.
Survey shows ‘hundreds of impacts’ on ESA’s Columbus moduleDerek RichardsonFebruary 8th, 2019
Each ISS module is designed with micrometeoroid debris protection. A recent survey of the Columbus module shows the importance of that shielding.
Spacewalking astronauts finish Canadarm2 work at breakneck speedDerek RichardsonFebruary 16th, 2018
Two astronauts—one American, the other Japanese—suited up to venture outside the International Space Station to finish work upgrading the outpost’s robotic Canadarm2, a process that has now involved five extravehicular activities (EVAs) over some four months.
Software patch fixes Canadarm2 anomaly, US EVA-48 postponedDerek RichardsonJanuary 28th, 2018
NASA has postponed its planned Jan. 29, 2018, spacewalk to swap a latching end effector (LEE) on the International Space Station’s robotic Canadarm2 after robotics specialists devised a software patch to fix a communications anomaly with the recently-installed mechanism.
NASA reports problem with newly installed robotic arm ‘hand’Derek RichardsonJanuary 27th, 2018
Just days after installing a new grapple fixture on the International Space Station’s robotic Canadarm2, NASA is working on a plan to re-install the old latching end effector (LEE) on an upcoming spacewalk after a problem was found with the new mechanism.
Astronauts replace Canadarm2 ‘hand’ on ISS in first spacewalk of 2018Derek RichardsonJanuary 23rd, 2018
The first spacewalk of 2018, U.S. EVA 47, is now in the history books after two NASA astronauts completed a nearly 7.5 hour extravehicular activity to replace an aging latching end effector on the International Space Station’s robotic Canadarm2.
NASA planning 2 spacewalks to replace Canadarm2 ‘hand’ despite US government shutdownBart LeahyJanuary 20th, 2018
Despite budget battles in Washington, D.C. resulting in a temporary shutdown of the U.S. federal government, NASA and the International Space Station's Expedition 54 crew still plan to carry out a pair of spacewalks to replace one of the 16-year-old "hands" on the outpost's robotic arm.