Status Report

Photos: Fixing Antennas in Space – Today and in a Past Future

By SpaceRef Editor
January 23, 2011
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Astronaut David Bowman replacing the AE-35 unit on the main antenna of the spacecraft Discovery en route to Jupiter. “2001: A Space Odyssey”, 1968.

Anchored to a Canadarm2 mobile foot restraint, NASA astronaut Garrett Reisman, STS-132 mission specialist, participates in the mission’s first session of extravehicular activity (EVA) as construction and maintenance continue on the International Space Station. During the seven-hour, 25-minute spacewalk, Reisman and NASA astronaut Steve Bowen (out of frame), mission specialist, loosened bolts holding six replacement batteries, installed a second antenna for high-speed Ku-band transmissions and adding a spare parts platform to Dextre, a two-armed extension for the station’s robotic arm. ISS023-E-047357 (17 May 2010) — high res (0.7 M) low res (55 K)

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