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Spacewalk underway, beginning process of increasing Space station’s power capacity – NASASpaceFlight.com – NASASpaceflight.com

Two astronauts aboard the International Space Station (ISS) are set to conduct a spacewalk to…

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Two astronauts aboard the International Space Station (ISS) are set to conduct a spacewalk to begin the process of increasing the station’s electrical power generation output. 
The spacewalk, US EVA-71, will be conducted by NASA astronauts Kate Rubins and Victor Glover, who officially began the sojourn at 06:12 EST (11:12 UTC).
Solar array background:
The ISS is equipped with eight Solar Array Wings (SAWs), each of which were designed to produce around 30 kilowatts (kW) of power, for a total of…

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