Canadarm 2 By: Daniel ZielinskiCanadarm 2 The Canadarm 2 is a very important contribution from Canada, to the international Space station. Its complex design allows it to move through out the international space station and supply the station with useful tasks. The Canadarm was launched form earth on the shuttle flight #104 witch is also known as Endeavour. On April 2001 the Endeavour was caring much more then just the Canadarm, it was caring the crew who would install the new Canadarm to the international space stations. The crew on the shuttle was Kent V. Rom inger, Jeffery S. Ashby, Chris A. Hadfield, John L. Phillips, Scott E. Parazynski, Umberto Guidon i and Yuri Lonchakov among these astronauts was Chris A. Hadfield the first Canadian who walked in space? Chris Hadfield graduated from Milton District High School in 1977, after that he joined the Canadian armed forces in May 1978.
Then for the next two years he attended Royal Roads Military College, Victoria B.C., then he in rolled for 2 year in Royal Military College, Kingston, Ontario, he graduated with a mechanical engineering degree. He then pos t-graduate research at the University of Waterloo, Ontario in 1982, then managed to get a Masters of Science degree in Aviation Systems from the University of Tennessee in 1992. Chris Hadfield was 1 of 4 to be picked as Canadian Astronauts from a field of 5,330 in June 1992. Chris Hadfield flew as the first Canadian mission specialist, the first Canadian to operate the Canadarm in orbit, and the only Canadian to ever visit Mir Chris Hadfield helped install and operate the Canadian arm wall he was in space. He also earned the title of the first Canadian to walk in space. The Canadarm was designed by M. d Robotics to not have any fixed ends so it could crawl along the space station to repair or to move parts on the Space Station.
The Canadian arm is 17.6 (55 ft) long with 7 motorized joints that can turn 540 degrees. The arm is controlled by an astronaut inside the space station, the astronaut is able to see through 4 color cameras that will help him control the arm in how it's suppose to be used. The arm is designed to carry up to 255,736 pounds of space station material off and on the space station. The arm will have to be used to move every thing into place on the space station. Its main goal will be to make the astronaut's job a lot easier and safer by the arm doing the most of the work. The Canadarm is broken into 3 parts the first is the RMS, which is already installed.
It's the most important part of the 3 parts of the arm. The second part is the MSB S rail car, which will be able to allow the Arm to ride around the space station; it's scheduled for April 2002. The third the SPAM will allow the real-time simulation of the Arm and other robotic system, is scheduled for October 2003 during mission UF-4. Following that the arm will be fully operational.