Canada and the International Space Station
2023-06-20 – This infographic presents Canada’s research activities on the International Space Station (ISS), Canada’s contribution to the ISS, and the number of Canadian Space Agency astronauts who have been to the Station. It also provides general information about the ISS. (Credit: Canadian Space Agency)
Infographic presenting Canada's research activities on the International Space Station (ISS) and Canada's contribution to the ISS.
Canadian research on the ISS helps to prepare long-duration missions to the Moon, Mars and beyond. It also allows many medical and technological advances on Earth.
Canadian scientists have led 24 research projects on the body's adaptation to space, space radiation and astronauts' health.
Canadarm2 launched in April 2001, the Mobile Base launched in June 2002 and Dextre launched in March 2008. These Canadian contributions reduce the number of risky spacewalks for astronauts, execute over 100,000 commands per year, and conduct over 900 hours of operations per year.
Seven Canadian Space Agency astronauts have been on the ISS for a total of 585 days.
Canadarm2 has performed almost 50 cosmic catches.
The first ISS module was launched on November 20, 1998. It took 10 years and 30 international missions to assemble. The ISS is about the size of five hockey rinks.
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