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Today’s Deep Space Extra

21 Jun 2021, 13:59 UTC
Today’s Deep Space Extra
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In Today’s Deep Space Extra… Yesterday’s spacewalk equipped the International Space Station with its first Roll Out Solar Array. United Launch Alliance, Boeing continue preparations for Starliner’s OFT-2.

Human Space ExplorationESA/NASA complete ISS spacewalk to install first new solar arrayCoalition Member in the News – BoeingNASAspaceflight.com (6/20): Spacewalking astronauts Thomas Pesquet, of the European Space Agency (ESA), and Shane Kimbrough, of NASA, completed the installation of the first Roll Out Solar Array (iROSA) outside the International Space Station (ISS) on Sunday. The two astronauts addressed difficulties that prevented them from completing the installation during a June 16 excursion. Pesquet and Kimbrough are scheduled to walk again on Friday to equip a second ISS power channel with an iROSA. In all, NASA intends to augment six of the ISS’s eight power channels with the devices to increase the available electrical power for research and technology by 20 to 30 percent.
ULA begins stacking Atlas V for Boeing’s Starliner OFT-2 launch, as second booster arrives for first crewed flightCoalition Members in the News – Boeing, United Launch AllianceAmericaspace.com (6/20): As United Launch Alliance (ULA) and Boeing move closer to a July 30 launch of the CST-100 Starliner on a second ...

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