Canadarm2 to get another new hand
Longueuil, Quebec, January 17, 2018
On January 23 and 29, astronauts on board the International Space Station (ISS) will take part in a spacewalk to replace Canadarm2's second "hand," called a Latching End Effector (LEE). This will ensure that the robotic arm remains in optimal condition in order to continue performing maintenance and catching supply ships—both critical to the Station's operations.
A technical briefing on the spacewalk will be given at the Johnson Space Center in Houston on Thursday, January 18, at 2:00 p.m. ET.
Media are welcome to attend via teleconference by calling 281-483-5111 before 1:45 p.m. ET.
January 18, 2018
2:00 p.m. ET
Technical briefing on upcoming spacewalk to replace Canadarm2's second "hand"
- Tim Braithwaite, Canadian Space Agency ISS Program Liaison
- Kenneth Todd, NASA ISS Operations Integration Manager
- Zeb Scoville, NASA Spacewalk Flight Director
- Sarah Korona, U.S. Spacewalk 47 and 48 Officer at NASA
For streaming video, visit: https://www.youtube.com/Canadianspaceagency
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