Government of Canada announces major investment in space technology to enhance Canada's robots on board the orbiting science laboratory
June 19, 2015 - Brampton, Ontario - Canadian Space Agency
Today, the Honourable Bal Gosal, Minister of Sport and Member of Parliament for Bramalea–Gore–Malton, announced support for Canada's robotics system on board the International Space Station (ISS). MacDonald, Dettwiler and Associates Ltd. (MDA) in Brampton will design specialized camera technology for Canadarm2, Dextre and the Mobile Base System.
These cameras are critical to maintaining the ISS. Astronauts and flight controllers rely on the cameras to capture and dock resupply spacecraft, move astronauts during spacewalks, relocate and repair hardware, and inspect the Station.
As part of Canada's Space Policy Framework, this investment will ensure Canada's position as a world-class space innovator at the forefront of cutting-edge space activities. It will also benefit Canada's partnerships in space and furthers Canada's exploration of space for the benefit of Canadians.
Canadian Space Agency
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