Science and Exploration

Orbital View: EVA Between Solar Panels

By Keith Cowing
Press Release
September 17, 2016
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Orbital View: EVA Between Solar Panels
Expedition 48 EVA

Expedition 48 Commander Jeff Williams and Flight Engineer Kate Rubins (pictured) of NASA conducted a six-hour and 48-minute spacewalk on Sept. 1, 2016.
The pair successfully retracted a thermal radiator, installed two enhanced high definition cameras on the station’s truss and tightened bolts on a joint that enables one of the station’s solar arrays to rotate. The spacewalk was the second for Williams and Rubins in just 13 days, the fifth of Williams’ career and the second for Rubins.

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