Tuesday, December 18, 2007

ISS SARJ inspection spacewalk has begun

Picture taken shortly after the begin of the ISS SARJ inspection spacewalk on December, 18th 2007.The international space station ISS crew has headed outside of the orbiting complex to check the contamination of the starboard solar array rotary joint (SARJ). They are performing this task while I am writing. First results are expected during the course of today, with a detailed analysis to follow some time later (depending on the findings).

Side-Note: Atlantis tanking test will begin in roughly an hour from now. Final preparations are underway.

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Igor said...


it is Starboard not staryboard. It is a maritime term.


Rainer said...

Hi Igor,

thanks for pointing out. Actually a typo this time ;)