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In the Space Station Processing Facility, technicians aid with the lowering of the starboard arm of the Special Purpose Dexterous Manipulator.

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In the Space Station Processing Facility at NASA's Kennedy Space Center, technicians aid with the lowering of the starboard arm of the Special Purpose Dexterous Manipulator, known as Dextre, toward the base. The arm will be installed on the base. Dextre is a sophisticated dual-armed robot, which is part of Canada's contribution to the International Space Station (ISS). Along with Canadarm2, whose technical name is the Space Station Remote Manipulator System, and a moveable work platform called the Mobile Base System, these three elements form a robotic system called the Mobile Servicing System, or MSS. The three components have been designed to work together or independently. Dextre is part of the payload scheduled on mission STS-123, targeted to launch Feb. 14. Photo credit: NASA/George Shelton

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  • Title: In the Space Station Processing Facility, technicians aid with the lowering of the starboard arm of the Special Purpose Dexterous Manipulator.
  • Location: Kennedy Space Center, FL
  • Owner: KSC
  • Album: cbabir
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