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."

More ISS and Shuttle News

Follow @ShuttleStation on Twitter.

  • submit to reddit


SEOPS - Slingshot and Equalizer Cubesat Deployer
SpaceWorks QuickShot
Support SpaceRef, NASA Watch and the Astrobiology Web on Patreon.

Join our mailing list

Commercialization: Monthly Archives

Monthly Archives

About this Entry

This page contains a single entry by Keith Cowing published on March 20, 2009 4:17 PM.

Forget Space, Explore The Oceans was the previous entry in this blog.

Scott Parazynski Joins Wyle is the next entry in this blog.

Find recent content on the main index or look in the archives to find all content.