Thursday, August 11, 2011

ISS Happenings

Progress supply ship docked at ISS. Cosmonaut seen above docking port.

On August 4th two cosmonauts from the Expedition 28 ISS crew performed a maintenance spacewalk. They successfully removed a communications antenna no longer being used, and installed a materials experiment. However, they took longer than expected to install a laser communications device which impacted their deployment of a satellite. The satellite was an experiment in amateur radio communications, and the antenna deployment was not completed. This may impact the functionality of the experiment.

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