Government of Canada invests in simulators designed to train astronauts to operate Canadarm2 on board the ISS
July 12, 2015 - Longueuil, Québec - Canadian Space Agency
Today, Industry Minister James Moore announced the Canadian Space Agency (CSA) has awarded a contract to L-3 MAPPS for simulator systems used to train astronauts and flight controllers to operate Canadarm2 and Dextre, Canada's contribution to the International Space Station (ISS).
This investment positions Canada's world class space sector at the forefront of international space exploration and demonstrates the Government of Canada commitment to the ISS.
Canadarm2 and Dextre are critical to maintaining the ISS and to ensuring that supplies reach the space station safely. The development of Canadarm2 and Dextre has led to significant technological advances in Canada, including the use of robots for neurosurgery, pediatric surgery and breast-cancer detection.
Canadian Space Agency
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