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In August 1997,
a flight demonstration test of the first Japanese space robot arm was conducted aboard the Space Shuttle, as a precursor mission of the International Space Station.

Results of the Manipulator Flight Demonstration
Papers presented at the Manipulator Demonstration Symposium Project
MFD Status Report

  1. The Robot Arm is an Important Element of the Japanese Experiment Module
  2. MFD: Japan's First Robot Arm Flight Demonstration Test
  3. Outline of the MFD Robot Arm Mission
  4. Outline of Piggyback Experiments Onboard the MFD Payload
    - To Acquire Advanced Technologies for Future Space Utilization -
  5. MFD Operations
  6. Other Missions and Crew Members on STS-85
  7. LINKS

Last Updated : June 2, 1998

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