Canadarm2 to receive its new "hand"

Media advisory

Longueuil, Quebec, June 26, 2018 — On June 29 at 5:42 a.m. ET, a SpaceX Dragon spacecraft will lift off to deliver a new "hand" for Canadarm2, the Canadian robotic arm aboard the International Space Station (ISS). This new Latching End Effector (LEE) will replace the unit astronauts removed during a series of spacewalks in the fall of 2017 and will ensure that Canadarm2 can continue performing maintenance tasks on the ISS and catching supply ships.

The spacecraft will also deliver some of the Canadian food that Canadian Space Agency (CSA) astronaut David Saint-Jacques will eat during his space mission beginning in December, as well as supplies and equipment to support science and research investigations.

On June 28, CSA expert Ken Podwalski will participate in a NASA briefing at the Johnson Space Center in Houston. On June 29, he will also be a guest on NASA TV to provide live commentary during the launch.

What’s On Board Briefing

Date:
June 28, 2018

Time:
11:00 a.m. to 12:00 p.m. ET

Who:
Ken Podwalski, Director of Space Exploration Operations and Infrastructure at the CSA

Where:
Live broadcast on the CSA YouTube Channel

 

Coverage of the Launch of the SpaceX CRS-15 Mission to the ISS

Date:
June 29, 2018

Time:
5:15 a.m. (ET) / Launch scheduled at 5:42 a.m. (ET)

Who:
Ken Podwalski, Director of Space Exploration Operations and Infrastructure at the CSA

Where:
Live broadcast on the CSA YouTube Channel

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Contact information:
Canadian Space Agency
Media Relations Office
Telephone: 450-926-4370
Website: http://asc-csa.gc.ca
Email: ASC.Medias-Media.CSA@canada.ca
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