Spacewalk to Install ISS Solar Arrays Scheduled for Friday Written 25 June 2021


NASA Expedition 65 astronaut Shane Kimbrough during the 18 June spacewalk to install new roll out solar arrays on the ISS's P-6 truss structure. | Credit: NASA

CBS News reports that French astronaut Thomas Pesquet and NASA astronaut Shane Kimbrough are scheduled to conduct a spacewalk from the International Space Station on Friday. The goal of the spacewalk, scheduled to begin at 8 a.m. EDT, is to install the second ISS Roll-Out Solar Arrays (iROSAs). NASA “plans to install iROSA panels on six of the space station’s eight original solar wings, all of which have suffered age-related degradation, including rocket plume deposits from visiting cargo and crew ships and impacts from micrometeoroids.”
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