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|
|Width (excluding arms)||2.37 m|
|Length of each arm||3.51 m|
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.
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