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Today’s Deep Space Extra

2 Jun 2021, 15:45 UTC
Today’s Deep Space Extra
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In Today’s Deep Space Extra… The International Space Station is about to get a power upgrade. The Perseverance rover celebrates 100 Martian days.

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The International Space Station is about to get major power upgradeCoalition Member in the News – BoeingClickOrlando.com (6/1): This week the International Space Station (ISS) will get a new set of solar arrays. The new ISS Roll-Out Solar Arrays, or iROSA, are much smaller, but more powerful with new technology, and will eventually provide 120 kilowatts of power. The first two out of six iROSAs are scheduled to launch Thursday, June 3 on the next cargo resupply mission to the ISS. The iROSA solar arrays are developed by Boeing and Redwire.
Russian spacewalkers prepare for arrival of new Space Station lab moduleCBS News (6/2): Russian cosmonauts Oleg Novitskiy and Pyotor Dubrov ventured outside the Russian segment of the International Space Station (ISS) early Wednesday to prepare the aging Pirs module for departure and open up a docking place for Russia’s Nauka Multipurpose Science Module, which is set to launch in mid-July. Once docked, Nauka will provide additional crew quarters and toilet as well as science volume.
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