During this mission astronauts used Canadarm2 to gently and efficiently move the Mobile Base, a one-tonne aluminum work platform, to rest it atop the U.S.-built Mobile Transporter that will carry the base along rails spanning the length of the International Space Station.
The Mobile Base follows Canadarm2 as the second of three elements of Canada's contribution to the Station.
From Houston and Saint-Hubert, mission ground controllers conducted a multitude of tests and trials on the cameras and the electronic connections of the Mobile Base, to ensure that all electrical and video systems were working perfectly. The base is performing flawlessly.
"The Mobile Base is extremely well designed and thanks to the Canadian Space Agency we feel fully confident," said French astronaut Philippe Perin during a live news conference with the crew from the International Space Station.
Program for June 13, 2002 (Flight Day 9)
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