[sarex] STS-117 Crew to Conduct Second Spacewalk
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Wed Jun 13 06:41:34 PDT 2007
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*STS-117 Crew to Conduct Second Spacewalk*
S117-E-06914 -- Astronaut Jim Reilly participates in the first spacewalk
of STS-117Image above: Astronaut Jim Reilly participates in the first
of STS-117 on Monday, June 11. Image credit: NASA
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Astronauts Pat Forrester and Steve Swanson will conduct STS-117’s second
spacewalk today. The objectives of the excursion are to continue
preparing the newly installed Starboard 3 and 4 (S3/S4) truss segment
for operation and to assist with the retraction of the starboard solar
array on the Port 6 (P6) truss.
The spacewalk is scheduled to begin at 1803 UTC and to last 6.5 hours.
Retraction of the P6 array began at 1047 UTC Once the P6 arrays are
furled, the stage is set for a future shuttle crew to relocate the P6
from atop the space station to the end of the Port 5 truss. Forrester
and Swanson will assist in the retraction if needed during the early
stages of the spacewalk.
The work with the S3/S4 will focus on preparing the Solar Alpha Rotary
Joint (SARJ) for operation by removing the remaining launch restraints.
The SARJ will allow the starboard arrays to track the sun.
Mission Specialist Jim Reilly will coordinate the spacewalk and Mission
Specialist Lee Archambault will operate the station’s robotic arm. Two
more spacewalks are scheduled for STS-117.
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