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The Canadian Experiments (CANEX-2) is a group of space technology, space science, materials processing and life sciences experiments flown in the Space Shuttle cargo bay on STS-52. The experiments will be performed by Payload Mission Specialist Dr. Steve MacLean of the Canadian Space Agency. Potential applications include machine vision systems using robotics in space and in other environments (mines, nuclear reactors). Other potential applications include the manufacture of goods, materials processing, ozone layer studies, and human adaptation to microgravity. CANEX-1 was flown on a Space Shuttle mission in 1984. The current list of experiments are: (1) Space Vision System Experiment (SVS), (2) Materials Exposure in Low-Earth Orbit (MELEO), (3) Orbiter Glow-2 (OGLOW-2), (4) Queen's University Experiment in Liquid Metal Diffusion (QUELD), (5) Sun Photo Spectrometer Earth Atmosphere Measurement (SPEAM-2), (6) Phase Partitioning in Liquids (PARLIQ), (7) Space Adaptation Tests and Observations (SATO), (8) Vestibular-Ocular Reflex Check, (9) Body Water Changes in Microgravity, (10) Assessment of Back Pain in Astronauts, and (11) Illusions During Movement.

Alternate Names

  • Canadian Experiments-2

Facts in Brief

Launch Date: 1992-10-15
Launch Vehicle: Shuttle
Launch Site: Cape Canaveral, United States
Mass: 136 kg

Funding Agency

  • Canadian Space Agency (Canada)


  • Engineering
  • Life Science
  • Earth Science
  • Microgravity

Additional Information

Questions and comments about this spacecraft can be directed to: Coordinated Request and User Support Office



NameRoleOriginal AffiliationE-mail
Dr. Bob AikenheadProgram ManagerCanadian Space Agency
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