Canadarm2 to get another new hand

Media Advisory

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

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Telephone: 450-926-4370
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