[sarex] NASA to Highlight Next Space Station Component
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Thu Feb 1 12:27:08 PST 2007
SUBMITTED BY ARTHUR N1ORC - AMSAT A/C #31468
> Feb. 1, 2007
> John Yembrick
> Headquarters, Washington
> Tracy Young
> Kennedy Space Center, Fla.
> NASA TO HIGHLIGHT NEXT SPACE STATION COMPONENT
> CAPE CANAVERAL, Fla. - On Tuesday, Feb 6, at 10:30 a.m. EST, NASA's
> Kennedy Space Center in Florida will showcase the next element to be
> added to the International Space Station. The starboard 3/4 truss
> segment will launch aboard Space Shuttle Atlantis on mission STS-117,
> targeted for March 15.
> The element will be added to the 11-segment integrated truss
> structure, the station's backbone. The integrated truss structure
> eventually will span more than 300 feet. The S3/S4 truss has two
> large solar arrays and will provide one-fourth of the total power
> generation for the completed station. The S3/S4 truss is expected to
> be loaded into a transportation canister on Wednesday, Feb. 7, in
> preparation for its targeted journey to the launch pad on Feb. 12.
> NASA and Boeing mission managers involved in processing the element
> for flight will be available for a question-and-answer session during
> Tuesday's event.
> For information on the STS-117 mission, visit:
> For information on the space station, visit:
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