Dextre Debuts In Cargo Ops Outside ISS

By Mark Carreau

HOUSTON — Canada’s Special Purpose Dexterous Manipulator (Dextre), responding to commands from NASA’s Mission Control, took temporary possession on Feb. 3 and 4 of two external payloads delivered to the International Space Station onboard Japan’s unmanned HTV-2 in late January.

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