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In the Space Station Processing Facility hovers above the Integrated Electronic Assembly it will be installed for testing.

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In the Space Station Processing Facility, Solar Array Wing-3 (at top), a component of the International Space Station, hovers above the Integrated Electronic Assembly where it will be installed for testing. The solar array is scheduled to be launched on STS-97 in late November along with the P6 truss. The Station’s electrical power system (EPS) will use eight photovoltaic solar arrays to convert sunlight to electricity. Each of the eight solar arrays will be 112 feet long by 39 feet wide. The solar arrays are mounted on a “blanket” that can be folded like an accordion for delivery. Once in orbit, astronauts will deploy the blankets to their full size. Gimbals will be used to rotate the arrays so that they will face the Sun to provide maximum power to the Space Station

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  • Title: In the Space Station Processing Facility hovers above the Integrated Electronic Assembly it will be installed for testing.
  • Location: Kennedy Space Center, FL
  • Owner: KSC
  • Album: cbabir
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