Canadian Spatial Technology

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Spatial Quizzes & Trivia

A quick quiz on Canadian technology in space!


Questions and Answers
  • 1. 
    When was Canadarm (or SRMS) launched into space, and in which shuttle?
    • A. 

      In 1979, with the space shuttle Challenger.

    • B. 

      In 1979, with the space shuttle STS-1.

    • C. 

      In 1981, with the space shuttle STS-2.

    • D. 

      In 1981, with the space shuttle Discovery.

  • 2. 
    What country were the first manipulators of the Canadarm from?
    • A. 

      Canada

    • B. 

      United States of America

    • C. 

      Russia

    • D. 

      Canada and the United States

  • 3. 
    How many satellites has Canada launched into space?
    • A. 

      7

    • B. 

      8

    • C. 

      9

    • D. 

      10

    • E. 

      11

  • 4. 
    What was the name of Canada's First Satellite?
    • A. 

      Beaver Tail

    • B. 

      Alouette 1

    • C. 

      L'Explorateur

  • 5. 
    True or False: There are over five models of the Canadarm.
    • A. 

      True

    • B. 

      False

  • 6. 
    When was Canadarm 2 launched?
    • A. 

      April 2000

    • B. 

      April 2001

    • C. 

      May 2000

    • D. 

      May 2001

  • 7. 
    Name one of the nicknames for the Special Purpose Dextrous Manipulator (or the 'hand') of the Canadarm 2.
  • 8. 
    What year does Canada plan to launch CASSIOPE?
    • A. 

      2009

    • B. 

      2010

    • C. 

      2011

    • D. 

      2012

  • 9. 
    What was the name of the first space shuttle to bring a Canadian into space?
    • A. 

      Challenger

    • B. 

      Discovery

    • C. 

      Alouette

  • 10. 
    What was the name of the payload specialist on the first Canadian-manned shuttle?
    • A. 

      Louis Monfleur

    • B. 

      Marc Garneau

    • C. 

      Roberta Bondar

    • D. 

      Steve MacLean