More Power for the Space Station

Second Part of Space Station Solar Array Deployment Completed

"The deployment of the S6 3B solar array wings resumed 1:11 p.m. EDT and finished at 1:17 p.m. There were no difficulties encountered, the "ripple" area flattened out naturally and the crew and Mission Control report the array extended to its full length of 115 feet."

NASA ISS On-Orbit Status 20 March 2009

"Today, S6 Solar Array Wings 1B & 3B were deployed nominally (1B at ~11:55am, 3B at ~1:20pm). Each SAW consists of two photovoltaic blankets, each made up of 31.5 individual segments (bays). The two wings together add 21-30 kilowatts of usable power to the station, one quarter of the stations full power supply."

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