Minister Rock to name International Space Station Canadian Robot

Press Release From: Canadian Space Agency
Posted: Wednesday, April 23, 2003

St-Hubert, Quebec, April 22, 2003 - Media are invited to join Industry Minister Allan Rock in a guided tour of the Canadian Space Agency (CSA) lead by its President, Marc Garneau.

After the tour, Minister Rock will unveil the official name selected for the Special Purpose Dexterous Manipulator, Canada's latest contribution to the International Space Station. The third and last component of the Mobile Servicing System is a highly advanced space robotics system that also includes Canadarm2 and the Mobile Base System.

What: Tour of the Canadian Space Agency and Naming Ceremony

Who: Mr. Allan Rock, Industry Minister

Dr Marc Garneau, President of the Canadian Space Agency
Mr. Mag Iskander, Vice-President and General Manager, MD Robotics

When: Wednesday, April 23, 2003 10:45 a.m. to noon

Where: Canadian Space Agency
John H. Chapman Space Centre
6767 route de l'Aéroport

Media attending the event will receive a CD-Rom and a B-roll.

For more information:
Monique Billette

Senior Media Relations Officer
Canadian Space Agency
Tel.: (450) 926-4370

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