MSN - AP World http://syn2.thecanadianpress.com:8080/mrss/feed/fcf7391a2f354311807f0501c16bde6a MSN - AP World Copyright © 2010-2018 The Canadian Press. All rights reserved. http://www.rssboard.org/rss-specification Mon, 27 Sep 2021 06:02:09 +0000 NASA gives details of upcoming spacewalks http://syn2.thecanadianpress.com:8080/mrss/feed/fcf7391a2f354311807f0501c16bde6a/bbf6317e372440ec80421bda6de10571 NASA's flight engineer Shane Kimbrough and ESA (European Space Agency) astronaut Thomas Pesquet will conduct two spacewalks this week to install two new solar arrays on the International Space Station. (June 14) bbf6317e372440ec80421bda6de10571 Mon, 14 Jun 2021 21:14:26 +0000 SHOTLIST:RESTRICTION SUMMARY: MUST CREDIT NASANASA – MUST CREDIT NASADate and location unknown1. Slide showing solar array augmentation planNASA – MUST CREDIT NASAHouston – 14 June 2021++COVERED FROM SOURCE++2. SOUNDBITE (English) Dana Weigel, deputy manager, International Space Station Program:"We're planning to upgrade 6 of our 8 power channels. The original solar arrays were certified for about 15 years. Of course, nothing magical happens at the 15-year mark, but the arrays do degrade over time."++SEPARATED BY WHITE FLASH++3. SOUNDBITE (English) Dana Weigel, deputy manager, International Space Station Program:"There are a couple of real factors that affect the degradation, one of those is erosion that we see from thruster plumes. That's both from the station thrusters, along with the crew and cargo vehicles that are coming and going. The other factor that affects our solar arrays is micro meteoroid debris."NASA – MUST CREDIT NASADate and location unknown4. STILL of International Space Station showing solar arraysNASA – MUST CREDIT NASAHouston – 14 June 2021++COVERED FROM SOURCE++5. SOUNDBITE (English) Dana Weigel, deputy manager, International Space Station Program:"Those new iRosa arrays have solar cells on them that are that are more efficient than our original."NASA – MUST CREDIT NASADate and location unknown6. Video showing NASA team working on solar arrays NASA – MUST CREDIT NASAHouston – 14 June 2021++COVERED FROM SOURCE++7. SOUNDBITE (English) Dan Hartman, manager, Gateway Program:"This is a really great video that gives you an idea of the preparation and the work it takes to get this ready to launch."++EDIT ENDS ON A SOUNDBITE++STORYLINE:NASA is gearing up for two spacewalks this week.NASA's flight engineer Shane Kimbrough and ESA (European Space Agency) astronaut Thomas Pesquet will conduct both the spacewalks to help install the first of the two six ISS Roll-Out Solar Arrays (iROSAs) that have been in continuous operation for 20 years."There are a couple of real factors that affect the degradation, one of those is the erosion that we see from thruster plumes. That's both from the station thrusters, along with the crew and cargo vehicles that are coming and going. The other factor that affects our solar arrays is micrometeoroid debris," Dana Weigel, deputy manager, International Space Station Program said during a briefing Monday.The first spacewalk is planned for Wednesday, June 16, and the other on Sunday, June 20. Both Kimbrough and Pesquet will install the first array on the far end of the left (port) side of the station's backbone truss structure (P6) to upgrade the 2B power channel, according to NASA. On Sunday, June 20, the duo will install the second solar array to upgrade the 4B power channel on the P6 truss.SpaceX's Dragon cargo capsule delivered the first of three sets of high-tech solar panels earlier this month.===========================================================Clients are reminded: (i) to check the terms of their licence agreements for use of content outside news programming and that further advice and assistance can be obtained from the AP Archive on: Tel +44 (0) 20 7482 7482 Email: info@aparchive.com(ii) they should check with the applicable collecting society in their Territory regarding the clearance of any sound recording or performance included within the AP Television News service (iii) they have editorial responsibility for the use of all and any content included within the AP Television News service and for libel, privacy, compliance and third party rights applicable to their Territory. NASA's flight engineer Shane Kimbrough and ESA (European Space Agency) astronaut Thomas Pesquet will conduct two spacewalks this week to install two new solar arrays on the International Space Station. (June 14) NASA gives details of upcoming spacewalks