Science and Exploration

Canadarm2 and Dextre

By Keith Cowing
Press Release
October 6, 2014
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Canadarm2 and Dextre
Canadarm2 and Dextre

The International Space Station’s Canadarm2 and Dextre, also known as the Special Purpose Dextrous Manipulator (SPDM)
Dextre is carry the Rapidscat instrument assembly after removing it from the trunk of the SpaceX Dragon cargo ship, which is currently docked to the nadir port of the Harmony node. The Rapidscat was then maneuvered for attachment to the nadir adapter that is affixed to the station’s Columbus laboratory.

ISS041-E-049091 (30 Sept. 2014) – Larger image

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