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Solar Wing On Space Station Ripped: Team Evaluates Damage

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October 31, 2007
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National Aeronautic Space Administration
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Engineering teams are looking into the damage to the P6 4B solar array spotted by the crew during deployment October 30. NASA halted the deployment of the solar array wing to evaluate the damage. Deployment was about 80 percent complete.

A view of a damaged P6 4B solar array wing on the International Space Station.
Credit: NASA TV

Engineering teams continue to look at the damage to the P6 4B solar array spotted by the crew during deployment October 30. NASA halted the deployment of the solar array wing to evaluate the damage. Deployment was about 80 percent complete.

The crew photographed the area on the solar array wing and downlinked the images to the ground.

Meanwhile during post-spacewalk activities, Mission Specialist Doug Wheelock reported to the ground that he had seen a small hole in one of his gloves. The crew sent photos of the glove to the ground for further review.

Third Spacewalk Successful

Mission Specialists Scott Parazynski and Doug Wheelock completed the third spacewalk of the STS-120 mission at 11:53 a.m. EDT Tuesday. The spacewalkers accomplished all of their scheduled tasks and a few get-ahead items that will make future spacewalks more efficient.

Parazynski and Wheelock will again team up for the next spacewalk which is scheduled to take place Thursday.


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