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SPHERES-RINGS Time Lapse

Reid Wiseman2014-07-10

NASA

NASA
Washington, DC, United States

ISS040-E-059478 (10 July 2014) --- In the International Space Station's Kibo laboratory, European Space Agency astronaut Alexander Gerst (left) and NASA astronaut Reid Wiseman, both Expedition 40 flight engineers, conduct a session with a pair of bowling-ball-sized free-flying satellites known as Synchronized Position Hold, Engage, Reorient, Experimental Satellites, or SPHERES. Surrounding the two SPHERES mini-satellites is ring-shaped hardware known as the Resonant Inductive Near-field Generation System, or RINGS. SPHERES-RINGS seeks to demonstrate wireless power transfer between satellites at a distance for enhanced operations.

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  • Title: SPHERES-RINGS Time Lapse
  • Creator: Reid Wiseman
  • Date Created: 2014-07-10
  • Rights: JSC
  • Album: rlobrie1

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