[sarex] Crews Complete Array Repair, Deployment
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Sat Nov 3 10:02:35 PDT 2007
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*Crews Complete Array Repair, Deployment*
3 November 2007
Image Above: Astronaut Scott Parazynski, riding on the end of the
Orbiter Boom Sensor System, assesses his repair work as the solar array
is fully deployed. Image credit: NASA
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Mission Specialists Scott Parazynski and Doug Wheelock successfully
repaired a torn solar array today during STS-120’s fourth spacewalk.
Shortly after the spacewalk began, Parazynski rode the station’s robotic
arm up to the damaged area of the array. He was secured in a foot
restraint on the end of the Orbiter Boom Sensor System, or OBSS – the
extension to the shuttle robot arm used for inspection of the orbiter’s
thermal protection system.
After reaching the area of the damage, Parazynski went to work
installing the cufflinks that were built by the crew. Once the five
cufflinks were in place, the crew inside then deployed the array half a
bay at a time until the array was fully deployed.
The spacewalk is scheduled to wrap up about 1 p.m.
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