Canadarm & Canadarm2
From 1981 to 2011, the original Canadarm supported space shuttle missions, deployed satellites, serviced the Hubble Space Telescope, played a major part in the assembly of the International Space Station and was a huge source of Canadian pride. The next generation Canadarm2 was launched in 2001 and installed on the ISS by Canadian astronaut Chris Hadfield.
- 1497 kg – The mass of Canadarm2; over 1000 kg more than the original
- 400 km – Canadarm2’s distance above Earth
- 17 m – The length of Canadarm2; 2 m longer than the original
- 270° – The amount each of Canadarm2’s seven joints can rotate in either direction