Canadarm2's data sheet
|Space Station Remote Manipulator System (SSRMS)
|Canadarm2 was launched aboard Space Shuttle Endeavour on April 19, 2001. Three days later, Canadian astronaut Chris Hadfield and NASA astronaut Scott Parazynski attached the robotic arm to the International Space Station (ISS).
|Approximately 400 km above Earth, on the ISS.
|Canadian Space Agency
|MacDonald, Dettwiler and Associates Ltd. in Brampton, Ontario
|19 layers of high-strength carbon thermoplastic fibres
|Degrees of freedom
Seven degrees of freedom, making it very similar to a human arm:
Along with Canadian astronaut Chris Hadfield, Canadarm2 was pictured on a coin, available in gold or silver, created in 2006 by the Royal Canadian Mint. The robotic arm was also featured on a 2011 stamp issued by Canada Post.
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