Canadarm


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Canadarm

(ˈkænədˌɑːm)
n
(Astronautics) a type of robotic arm, developed in Canada, used on space vehicles

Can•a•darm

(ˈkæn əˌdɑrm)
n.
an electromechanical extension of a spacecraft that is used to retrieve or deploy objects in outer space.
[b. canada and arm]
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IGAR: The Centre for Surgical Innovation and Invention turned to the precision of Canadarm technology to develop IGAR (Image-Guided Autonomous Robot), a promising platform offering one stop diagnosis and treatment for patients with a high risk of breast cancer.
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She will also operate both Canadarms, and a Japanese one.
MDA is the builder of Canadarm, the robotic limb used on the space shuttle and on the international space station, as well as the Dextre robotics and the Radarsat 2 satellite, a remote-sensing satellite that allows observation of Canada's Arctic.
The pending sale of MDA's space unit, perhaps best known for taking over production of the famed Canadarm on the US Space Shuttle, has garnered some negative reactions.
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They installed and activated the S3/S4 truss segment with the help of Archambault, Forrester and Expedition 15 flight engineer Oleg Kotov, manipulating the Canadarm from inside the space station.
Canada's earliest contribution to space exploration was the Alouette 1 space satellite in 1962; it followed with more satellites and garnered major attention with the Canadarm, or Remote Manipulator System, first used on the space shuttle in 1981.
35) Accordingly, emphasis was placed on activities which could encourage Canadian manufacturing and projects such as the development of Canadarm and satellite communications and mapping overshadowed more venerable activities like ionosphere research.
Recently, the space shuttle Endeavor delivered Canadarm 2 to the International Space Station.
It not only puts Canadian prices at bargain basement levels, as with the Canadarm last week.
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