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Today’s Deep Space Extra

3 Dec 2019, 15:27 UTC
Today’s Deep Space Extra
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In Today’s Deep Space Extra… Spacewalking astronauts advanced efforts to upgrade the thermal control system of the Alpha Magnetic Spectrometer (AMS) outside the International Space Station (ISS) on Monday. Images gathered by NASA’s Lunar Reconnaissance Orbiter (LRO) reveal the crash site of India’s Chandrayaan 2 Vikram lunar lander.
Human Space ExplorationAstronauts perform third spacewalk to fix cosmic ray detectorSpaceflightnow.com via CBS News (12/2): U.S. and European astronauts Drew Morgan and Luca Parmitano on Monday completed the third of four planned spacewalks to overhaul the thermal control system on the Alpha Magnetic Spectrometer (AMS), a cosmic ray observatory on the outside of the International Space Station (ISS). The tasks included the installation of a new pump package and splicing eight small stainless steel liquid carbon dioxide cooling lines. One more spacewalk in the series to check for leaks remains, but the date has yet to be set. As the spacewalk came to an end, Parmitano’s airlock colleagues noted a small water leak in his spacesuit.
Japan designs lunar rover as U.S. plots return to MoonNikkei Asian Review (12/2); The Japan Aerospace Exploration Agency (JAXA) will work with NASA to develop a pressurized rover for use by astronauts assigned to the ...

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