This Space Café Canada will feature Tim Kopra, Vice President of Robotics and Space Operations at MDA, one of Canada’s most successful space technology companies, in conversation with Dr. Jessica West, Senior Researcher at Project Ploughshares and a friend of SpaceWatch.Global.
Canadarm3 and the future of robotics in space
The Canadarm is an iconic Canadian contribution to global space exploration and symbolic of Canada’s leadership and investment in space-based robotics. This episode of Space Café Canada will feature Tim Kopra, a retired NASA astronaut and current Vice President of Robotics and Space Operations at MDA, which has been awarded a contract to build the Canadarm3, bringing this expertise to the Lunar Gateway. Building on the theme of Canada’s contributions to space, we will discuss the role of robotics past, present, and future and how it fits within next-generation space exploration focused on the Moon and beyond from the perspective of one of Canada’s leading space companies.
Is the future of space exploration robotic?
This Space Café Canada will be conducted in English on 18th June 2021 at 6pm CEST.
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