Wakata during SSOD installation



Washington, DC, United States

ISS038-E-042099 (5 Feb. 2014) --- Japan Aerospace Exploration Agency astronaut Koichi Wakata, Expedition 38 flight engineer, works to install a deployer mechanism, also known as the Small Satellite Orbital Deployer (SSOD), inside the airlock in the International Space Station's Kibo laboratory. The SSOD will be used in concert with the Kibo robotic arm to "launch" the first set of NanoRacks CubeSats. The deployment of the first batch of CubeSats, which had originally been scheduled for this week, has been postponed and the exact date of the CubeSat deployment is still being evaluated.


  • Title: Wakata during SSOD installation
  • Date Created: 2014-02-06
  • Rights: JSC
  • Album: mgwhite

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