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CSA astronaut Chris Hadfield operates Canadarm2 for the first time

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Uploaded on January 10, 2013

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CSA astronaut Chris Hadfield operates Canadarm2 for the first time

2013-01-10 - Accelerated video highlights from the first time that CSA astronaut and International Space Station (ISS) crew member Chris Hadfield operated Canadarm2. In 2001, Hadfield delivered the 17-metre robotic arm to the ISS, and installed it aboard the orbiting platform during the first Canadian spacewalk.

On January 10, 2013, Hadfield took control of Canadarm2, commanding it to move from one base to another. The operations were part of a practice run to hone Hadfield's robotics skills for later operations during his 5-month stay on the ISS, including a capture of the Dragon spacecraft in March. In addition, Hadfield's work helps to position Canadarm2 for the next phase of the Robotic Refueling Mission.

From January 14 - 23, Dextre and Canadarm2 will work in tandem to refuel a mock satellite on orbit during the most precision-operations ever performed by a space robot.

(Credits: Canadian Space Agency, NASA)

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