The Canadarm is indeed vital to the ISS, and a real fucking cool work of engineering, especially this current iteration of it and Hatfield's a damn hero as far as I'm concerned.Yeah, although the Canadarm is vital to the ISS and Chris Hatfield was the most respected astronaut to command a mission to the ISS (Check Youtube for his fucking awesome cover of David Bowie's 'Major Tom'.) that's pretty much the limit of Canada's aerospace industry at the moment.
We can thank you Americans paranoid for dominance of the industry and the fact that Prime Minister Diefenbaker was a fucking cuck who makes Trudeau Jr. look as badass as Sir John A. MacDonald in cancelling the Avro Arrow program in favour of getting some cheap Starfighters (the worst interceptor of the cold war) and Bowmarc Anti-Ballistic Missiles (already obsolete when they were given to Canada) for the Distant Early Warning line, and that was the end of the Canadian aerospace industry after coming out of WW2 in position to be a dominant force in the NATO alliance, providing flying UFOs to the Americans (look it up) and Avro Arrow Mach 3 interceptors protecting the frigid north from Russian nuclear bombers.
Though I will say I had no idea Canada got cucked that bad, Starfighters? For real? Jeez. I'm gonna look up that UFO tidbit though, that's wild.
Unrelated, but JAXA are fucking madlads for being on their way to completing another sample-return mission from another rock in between Earth and Mars.