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The 'big daddy' of space robots

by tango_fox1 / March 13, 2008 1:37 AM PDT
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yeah - that thing is impressive and has a lot of software...
by shawnlin / March 13, 2008 1:51 AM PDT

I'm glad they finally got that darn thing up there! It'd been on the books for a while. It'll be able to take care of external ISS task and thus reduce astronauts radiation exposure during EVA ops.

note that is is rather slow, but I think that's because is has high-reliability software - that's the trade off...

Best,
Shalin

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(NT) Is that Windows or Linux
by tango_fox1 / March 13, 2008 2:26 AM PDT
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(NT) Is that Windows or Linux?
by tango_fox1 / March 13, 2008 2:26 AM PDT
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(NT) hmmm... copy that! thx!
by shawnlin / March 13, 2008 3:13 AM PDT
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oops...wrong post spot; i doubt it is Windows...
by shawnlin / March 13, 2008 3:15 AM PDT

I don't know if it would Linux though either...I have a feeling it might be a Canadian Space Agency (CSA) flavor of Unix...not sure though.

Best,
Shalin

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Re Read your post..
by tango_fox1 / March 13, 2008 3:35 AM PDT

And you did say "RELIABLE" so I doubt it would be Windows.

Wink

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slow does not matter.
by mementh / March 14, 2008 3:08 PM PDT
In reply to: Re Read your post..

If it takes it 4 days to do a 4 hour human job thats fine (since assuming it would be safer and free up duties for the astronaut to do) it still has 24 hours a day which humans don't have Happy

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