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An overhead crane moves the Multi-Purpose Logistics Module Raffaello toward the weight and balance stand at left.

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In the Space Station Processing Facility, an overhead crane moves the Multi-Purpose Logistics Module Raffaello across the room toward the weight and balance stand at left. Raffaello is the second MPLM built by the Italian Space Agency, and serves as a reusable logistics carrier and primary delivery system used to resupply and return station cargo requiring a pressurized environment. Weighing nearly 4.5 tons, the Raffaello measures 21 feet long and 15 feet in diameter. The MPLM will fly on mission STS-100, scheduled to launch aboard Space Shuttle Endeavour on April 19

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  • Title: An overhead crane moves the Multi-Purpose Logistics Module Raffaello toward the weight and balance stand at left.
  • Location: Kennedy Space Center, FL
  • Owner: KSC
  • Album: cbabir
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