CANADARM2 END EFFECTOR
Each end of MDA's International Space Station Remote Manipulator System (SSRMS)
is equipped with a specialized mechanism Latching End Effector that provides power
and data signals at both ends of the arm, and is equipped with a camera and lights
to provide visual guidance to the arm operator.
The Latching End Effector has the ability to lock on to one of many special fixtures,
called Power Data Grapple Fixtures, and detaching its other end allowing Canadarm2
to move around the exterior of the International Space Station in a manner similar
to how an inchworm moves. Only the number of installed Power Data Grapple Fixtures
on the Station's exterior limits Canadarm2's range of movement.
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