Mission STS-111

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Mission Description

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(Credit: Canadian Space Agency)


Date: June 5, 2002


Date: June 19, 2002

June 5 to 19, 2002

Mission STS-111 saw the Canadian Mobile Remote Servicer Base System (MBS) installed on the National Aeronautics and Space Administration (NASA)'s Mobile Transporter, a second component of the Canadian Mobile Servicing System (MSS) located on the International Space Station (ISS).

The MBS provides a moveable work platform and storage facility for astronauts during space walks. Since the MBS has four grapple fixtures, it can serve as a base for both Canadarm2 and Dextre simultaneously. The MBS can move key elements to their required worksite by sliding along a track system mounted across the entire width of the Station. The MBS played a critical role in the construction phase and now maintenance phase of the ISS.

The MBS System is a symbol of Canada's commitment to excellence, innovation and the development of space knowledge for the benefit of Canadians and humanity.