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Post by Dragon Sun Jun 20, 2021 2:32 am

Spacewalk to Install First New Solar Array Concluded EVA-74-1200x682
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Spacewalkers Shane Kimbrough and Thomas Pesquet working at the Port-6 truss during EVA 74.

NASA astronaut Shane Kimbrough and ESA (European Space Agency) astronaut Thomas Pesquet concluded their spacewalk at 3:26 p.m. EDT, after 7 hours and 15 minutes.

In the seventh spacewalk of the year outside the International Space Station, the two astronauts installed a new ISS Roll-Out Solar Array (iROSA) into its mounting bracket on the far end of the left (port) side of the station’s backbone truss structure (P6).

Kimbrough and Pesquet successfully removed the array from its position in the flight support equipment and maneuvered it into position on the mast canister at the 2B power channel.


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Installing New Solar Arrays for the Space Station


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NASA gives an animated step-by-step breakdown of spacewalk 74 that will feature the install of the first two of six ISS Roll-Out Solar Arrays (iROSAs).


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