A Latching End Effector (LEE) ground spare, or as it’s sometimes referred to, the “robotic hand”, and which sits at each end of the Canadarm2, is being launched to the International Space Station (ISS) tomorrow onboard a SpaceX cargo resupply mission.
Today NASA a held a press conference to detail what’s being shipped to the ISS. The portion of the video below that deals with the LEE has been preset for you. To learn about all the cargo going up including new science experiments start the video at the 02:50 mark.
The CSA had Ken Podwalski, the CSA’s ISS Program Manager, on-hand to discuss the LEE as well as providing a Canadian science update and also detailed some of the food going up for David Saint-Jacques’ mission schedule to start in late December.
Read all our previous stories on the Canadarm2 “robotic hand” issues and replacements.