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News Archive / Tagged: Canadarm2

  • Survey shows ‘hundreds of impacts’ on ESA’s Columbus module

    Derek 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 speed

    Derek 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 postponed

    Derek 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 2018

    Derek 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 shutdown

    Bart 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.