3D printing – model of the Mobile Base System
2018-09-21 - Part of Canada's contribution to the International Space Station (ISS), the Mobile Base System (MBS) is a moveable work platform and a storage location.
Mounted on the Mobile Transporter rail car, the Mobile Base can glide along the main truss of the ISS. The MBS allows Canadarm2 and Dextre to access any of eight worksites that feature power connections for the Base and any of its attachments.
When the Mobile Transporter and Mobile Base need to move together along the truss, the Base and its attachments are powered down. When they are latched in place at a new worksite, they are powered up and work can begin.
Size: 5.8 cm × 3.4 cm × 4.2 cm (Credit: Canadian Space Agency)
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