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Canadian Robot Dextre Gets to Work

Canada’s Special Purpose Dexterous Manipulator or Dextre for Short having past its final exams in December is now officially on the job. It was 11 days ago that the Japanese H-2B Transfer Vehicle (HTV2) or as it is known as, Kounotori2, docked with the International Space Station with the help of another Canadian robot, Canadarm2.

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Canadian Built Dextre Passes Final Exam on the International Space Station

After several delays Canada’s robotic handyman named Dextre aboard the International Space Station (ISS) has passed its final exam and is now ready for full duties. Dextre, short for Special Purpose Dexterous Manipulator, was designed and built by MacDonald Dettwiler (MDA) for the Canadian Space Agency (CSA). Dextre along with Canadarm-2 on the ISS are known as the Mobile Servicing System (MSS).

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Canadian Space Agency and European Space Agency Renew Cooperation Agreement

The Canadian Space Agency (CSA) and the European Space Agency (ESA) renewed their cooperative agreement today for another 10 years building upon a unique relationship that has benefited Canada and the European Union. The agreement signed in Paris earlier today by Steve MacLean, President of the Canadian Space Agency and Jean-Jacques Dordain, Director General of ESA means the two agencies can continue foster cooperation in …

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Canadian Earth Observation Efforts Increase

As Canadians bump up their involvement in space-based earth observation, one of the pressing problems looming is how to deorbit those satellites once their missions are completed. This was one of the themes of the Earth Observation track at this past weekends Canadian Space Summit.

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RADARSAT-1 Mosaics Released to the Public

The Canadian Space Agency and MDA Geospatial Services today released high-resolution mosaics of Canada, the United States, Australia, Africa and Antartica. The mosaics are the product of 15 years of data collected by RADARSAT-1, Canada’s first commercial earth observation satellite.

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Col. Chris Hadfield in the Soyuz Simulator

Canadian Space Agency Astronaut Chris Hadfield gives us a rare look inside the Soyuz simulator in Star City, Russia. Hadfield is training for his upcoming long-duration mission on board the International Space Station (ISS). Set to launch aboard a Soyuz rocket in December 2012, Chris will become the first Canadian Commander of the ISS during the second half of Expedition 34/35.

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Col. Chris Hadfield Trains on a Supersonic Jet

CSA Astronaut Chris Hadfield pilots a T-38 – a supersonic jet trainer – flying from the Kennedy Space Center in Florida to Houston, Texas. The T-38 is NASA’s primary aircraft for astronaut training. Hadfield is training for his third space mission scheduled for December of 2012. He will become the first Canadian to command the International Space Station.

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