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Dextre's data sheet

Dextre's data sheet
Technical name Special Purpose Dexterous Manipulator (SPDM)
Launch date Dextre was launched aboard Space Shuttle Endeavour on March 11, 2008. Five days later, NASA astronauts Richard Linnehan and Mike Foreman installed the robot during a spacewalk.
Location Approximately 400 km above Earth, on the ISS.
Ownership Canadian Space Agency (CSA)
Built by MacDonald, Dettwiler and Associates Ltd. in Brampton, Ontario
Height 3.70 m
Width (excluding arms) 2.37 m
Length of each arm 3.51 m
Mass 1,710 kg
Fast facts

Dextre is the most sophisticated space robot ever built.

Since 2013, Canadarm2 and Dextre have adorned the new $5 polymer banknotes, highlighting Canada's great achievements in space exploration.

Canadian Space Station Program – Canadian suppliers

Text version of infographic Canadian Space Station Program – Canadian suppliers

Infographic indicating some of the over 500 organizations in Canada that were involved in the development of the Canadian Space Station Program. (Credit: CSA)

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