Dextre Robot Ready For Action

Posted: Mar 18 2008, 8:23am CDT | by , Updated: Aug 11 2010, 6:48am CDT, in Technology News


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Dextre Robot ready for Action

NASA tightened the last screw on the Dextre robot on the International Space Station.

The giant Dextre robot is now ready for action. The new robotic system will be activated on a power and data grapple fixture located on the U.S. laboratory Destiny on flight day nine.
With the completion of the third STS-123 spacewalk, Dextre has been outfitted with the tools for its work. Today the astronauts among other tasks, checked out and calibrated Dextre’s end effectors and attached critical spare parts to an external stowage platform.

Dextre is designed to perform task on the outside of the ISS.

More details on the NASA site and on BBC News.

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