Canadarm2 to get new hand

Media Advisory

Longueuil, Quebec, September 28, 2017 — On October 5, astronauts onboard the International Space Station (ISS) will take part in a spacewalk to replace one of Canadarm2’s “hands,” called Latching End Effectors (LEEs). This will ensure that the robotic arm can continue performing maintenance and catching supply ships—both critical to the Station’s operations.

A technical briefing on the spacewalk and an ISS Program status report will be given at the Johnson Space Center in Houston on Monday, October 2, at 2:00 p.m. EDT.

Media are welcome to attend via teleconference by calling 281-483-5111 before 1.45 p.m (EDT).

October 2, 2017

2:00 p.m. (EDT)

Technical briefing on upcoming spacewalk to replace one of Canadarm2’s hands

Tim Braithwaite, Canadian Space Agency ISS Program Liaison
Kenneth Todd, NASA ISS Operations Integration Manager
Judd Frieling, NASA Spacewalk Flight Director
Jaclyn Kagey, U.S. Spacewalk 44 EVA Officer
Glenda Brown, U.S. Spacewalk 45 and 45 EVA Officer

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