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Robotic maintenance and repair could extend the lives of hundreds of satellites orbiting Earth. Check out this interview with the Huffington Post on the topic of robotic orbital tow trucks and why it is so critical! Satellite servicing programs are incredibly important in a long-term solution to space debris. Satellite servicing has to become a normal aspect of our space infrastructure once we overcome near-term challenges like regulations and policy, in addition… Read More

Canadian space robotics has a rich history that spans over three decades. The Shuttle Remote Manipulator System (SRMS), better known affectionately as the Canadarm 1, was deployed in 1981 to help maneuver payloads from the cargo bay of the Space Shuttle and then release into orbit. The Canadarm alongside the Orbiter Boom Sensor System, played a key role in the Shuttle’s return to flight after the loss of Columbia. The six-jointed manipulator… Read More