Three Companies to Help NASA Advance Solar Array Technology for Moon

Three Companies to Help NASA Advance Solar Array Technology for Moon

NASA has selected three companies to further advance work on deployable solar array systems that will help power the agency’s human and robotic exploration of the Moon under Artemis. Through Artemis missions, NASA will return humans to the Moon and establish a long-term presence near the lunar South Pole. A reliable, sustainable power source is required to […]

Redwire Successfully Delivers Second Pair of iROSA Solar Arrays to Augment International Space Station Power Supply

Redwire Successfully Delivers Second Pair of iROSA Solar Arrays to Augment International Space Station Power Supply

Redwire Corporation announced that it has successfully delivered the second pair of International Space Station Roll-Out Solar Arrays (iROSA) to Boeing, NASA’s prime contractor for space station operations. The on-time delivery follows acceptance testing consisting of multiple ambient functional deployments, vibration, and cold and hot temperature deployments. The solar arrays are currently undergoing flight package […]

Spacewalkers carry out space station power system upgrades

Spacewalkers carry out space station power system upgrades

Three days after a Russian spacewalk, Japanese space station commander Akihiko Hoshide and Frenchman Thomas Pesquet floated outside for their own excursion Sunday, building a support fixture for a roll-out solar array blanket that will be attached later.

Timelapse Shows How Astronauts Install New Solar Arrays on the ISS

Install New Solar Array

Japan Aerospace Exploration Agency (JAXA) astronaut Akihiko Hoshide has captured an incredible timelapse video of fellow astronauts Thomas Pesquet of the European Space Agency (ESA) and Shane Kimbrough of NASA spacewalking outside of the International Space Station (ISS) “Alpha” while installing a new solar array.

NASA to Air Third Spacewalk to Install New Station Solar Arrays

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Two astronauts will venture outside the International Space Station Friday, June 25, for a third spacewalk to continue power system upgrades that are already increasing output and proving the technology that will enable NASA’s future Gateway lunar outpost.