[sarex] Re: STS-115 EVA LATEST NEWS
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Fri Sep 15 08:37:04 PDT 2006
SUBMITTED BY ARTHUR N1ORC - AMSAT A/C #31468
> LATEST NEWS
> *Spacewalkers Press Ahead; Controllers Deploy Radiator*
> Astronauts Joe Tanner and Heidemarie Stefanyshyn-Piper are rolling
> through STS-115’s third spacewalk. They are performing a wide-range of
> activities during the excursion, which is slated to wrap up about
> 12:20 p.m. EDT.
> As of 9:05 a.m., the duo retrieved a materials exposure experiment
> from the exterior of the station and performed maintenance on the P6
> The spacewalkers also performed tasks that allowed flight controllers
> to deploy the radiator located on the newly installed P3/P4 truss. The
> radiator will remove heat from the station. The P3/P4 was attached to
> the station on Tuesday and its solar arrays were unfurled Thursday.
> Still on tap for the spacewalkers is the installation of a wireless TV
> antenna and replacement of an antenna assembly on the S1 truss. Near
> the end of the spacewalk, Tanner and Piper will conduct a test to
> evaluate infrared video of Space Shuttle Atlantis’ wing leading edge.
> Mission Specialist Dan Burbank is coordinating the spacewalk’s
> activities, and Mission Specialist Steve MacLean is overseeing station
> robotic arm operations. During this mission, MacLean became the first
> Canadian astronaut to operate the arm built by his home country.
> The start of the spacewalk was delayed due to a tripped circuit
> breaker that caused an airlock depressurization pump to lose power.
> After assessing the problem, flight controllers concluded that the
> issue was caused by a momentary electrical spike and that the pump did
> not have a short circuit. The spacewalk began at 6 a.m.
> *STS-115 Mission*
> + Read about the crew
> + Read about the mission
> + Read about the P3/P4 Truss
> + Read about the Integrated Truss Structure
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