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STS-111 LATEST NEWS



Submitted by Arthur - N1ORC

STS-111 LATEST NEWS ITEM

Time Posted News Items 
6/13/2002 15:45:40 STS-111 spacewalkers Franklin Chang-Diaz and Philippe
Perrin have successfully installed a new wrist roll joint on the space
station's robotic arm. Flight controllers completed initial tests of the
new joint at 3:39 p.m. CDT and pronounced it alive and well. 
 
6/13/2002 15:11:3 Spacewalkers Franklin Chang-Diaz and Philippe Perrin
successfully installed a new wrist roll joint on the space station's
robotic arm about 2 p.m. central time today.

Approximately 45 minutes later, the arm's latching end effector was
installed and by 3 p.m. flight controllers begin applying power to
Canadarm 2 to verify the health of the station's newly refurbished arm.


 
6/13/2002 13:14:18 Slightly less than three hours into today's planned
seven-hour spacewalk, Franklin Chang-Diaz unbolted the latching end
effector - or hand - of the Station's robotic arm at 12:54 p.m. central
time. 

Chang-Diaz handed off the end effector to fellow spacewalker Philippe
Perrin who maneuvered it into its temporary storage location eight
minutes later. 

The duo will now turn its attention to removing the failed wrist roll
joint on Canadarm 2, stowing it in Endeavour's payload bay, and then
unstowing and installing the new wrist roll joint. Once the new joint is
installed, the end effector will be retrieved from its temporary storage
location and reattached to the station's robotic arm.

Reporting from the Johnson Space Center in Houston Texas at 1:14 p.m.

 

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