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Crews Complete Array Repair, Deployment



SUBMITTED BY ARTHUR N1ORC - AMSAT A/C #31468

*Crews Complete Array Repair, Deployment*
3 November 2007

Image Above: Astronaut Scott Parazynski, riding on the end of the 
Orbiter Boom Sensor System, assesses his repair work as the solar array 
is fully deployed. Image credit: NASA
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Mission Specialists Scott Parazynski and Doug Wheelock successfully 
repaired a torn solar array today during STS-120ís fourth spacewalk.

Shortly after the spacewalk began, Parazynski rode the stationís robotic 
arm up to the damaged area of the array. He was secured in a foot 
restraint on the end of the Orbiter Boom Sensor System, or OBSS Ė the 
extension to the shuttle robot arm used for inspection of the orbiterís 
thermal protection system.

After reaching the area of the damage, Parazynski went to work 
installing the cufflinks that were built by the crew. Once the five 
cufflinks were in place, the crew inside then deployed the array half a 
bay at a time until the array was fully deployed.

The spacewalk is scheduled to wrap up about 1 p.m.
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