Since the first deployment of Canadarm
in 1981, MDA, working with the Canadian government, has led the design and development of Canada's primary contribution robotics to space exploration missions through the US Space Shuttle and International Space Station programs.
Caption: MDA is expected to build a new generation Canadarm
as part of a space strategy that will provide aerospace firms with new funding.
7 (ETS-VII) , the main arm (MA) and the small fine arm (SFA) of Module Remote Manipulator System (JEMRMS) , European Robotic Arm  and Space Station Remote Manipulator System (SSRMS), or Canadarm
2  are typical examples for space manipulators.
There was another instance in which U.S.-based Allied Tech Systems wanted to acquire the software and technology business of Canadian firm MacDonald, Dettwiler and Associates, which developed the robotic Canadarm
for space shuttles.
Partners include EVC of Val Caron, which collaborated with NORCAT on the Canadrill, and Neptec of Ottawa, which designed the laser camera system used on the Canadarm
to inspect the shuttle for damage after launch.
(297) Spar Aerospace produces the Canadarm
, (298) which is the only good advertising they ever got.
I would suggest the Canadarm
used on all Space Shuttles, the gear, and a manufacturing robot, not the cute toy robot depicted.
During that mission, she called herself a "crane operator" because she operated the Canadarm
. (It acts like a crane.)
LCS is now a permanent part of the shuttle's 50' inspection boom, the Canadarm
, which flies on every shuttle mission.
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.
What do a bottle opener and the Canadarm
on the space shuttle have in common?