Dextre – Canada’s New Space Robot

Saint-Hubert (Qu├ębec), April 23, 2003 – Allan Rock, Minister of Industry and Minister responsible for the Canadian Space Agency announced today the official name of the Special Purpose Dexterous Manipulator – “Dextre”. This Canadian advanced technology robot represents the power of innovation, technology and engineering that brings our space operations to a new plane. Dextre is the third and last component of the Mobile Servicing System, Canada’s contribution to the International Space Station.
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WINDS CARRY NATURAL POLUTION FAR INLAND

Researchers found surprising evidence of sea salt and frozen plankton in high, cold, cirrus clouds, the remnants of Hurricane Nora, over the U.S. plains states. Although the 1997 hurricane was a strong eastern Pacific storm, her high ice-crystal clouds extended many miles inland, carrying ocean phenomena deep into the U.S. heartland.
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SPACE STATION CREWS TO TALK WITH REPORTERS FROM ORBIT

On Tuesday, April 29 at 11:28 a.m. EDT, reporters will have the chance to speak with incoming and outgoing crews of the International Space Station during an on-orbit news conference. NASA Television will broadcast the event live, one day after the arrival of the Expedition 7 crew aboard the Station. The crews will spend six days together.
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NEW ESA Industry Portal

You can visit the new ESA Industry Business Portal . Business related news will be published on this portal, which has dedicated areas for Business Opportunities, How to do Business with ESA and Kourou Business Opportunities. News for small and medium size enterprises (SMEs) are featured on Specific for SMEs. You can subscribe to ESA Industry Portal news on the ESA Portal subscription form at

http://www.esa.int/export/esaCP/subscribers.html.

New Industry Portal:

http://www.esa.int/industry