Astronautics Vocabulary

The Astronautics Vocabulary is a glossary of terms that pertain to the science and technology of spaceflight. This alphabetical list can be navigated by clicking on the letters A-Z displayed on this page.

Definition of Mobile Servicing System (MSS)

Translation: système d'entretien mobile

Definition: The Mobile Servicing System, Canada's contribution to the International Space Station, consists of three main components: the Space Station Remote Manipulator System (also know as Canadarm2), the Mobile Base System (MBS) and a mobile platform and a two-armed robot called the Special Purpose Dexterous Manipulator (SPDM), which will perform more delicate tasks.

Other Definition: None

Synonym: None