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Discovery Leaves Newly Configured Station



SUBMITTED BY ARTHUR N1ORC - AMSAT A/C #31468


*Discovery Leaves Newly Configured Station*

Image Above: The International Space Station as seen from space shuttle 
Discovery after undocking. Image credit: NASA TV
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Discovery undocked from the International Space Station at 5:32 a.m. 
today. The shuttle and station crews ended joint operations when the 
hatches closed at 3:03 p.m. EST Sunday.

STS-120ís stay at the station began Oct. 25 and featured four spacewalks 
to continue the on-orbit construction of the station. Discovery also 
carried the Harmony Node 2 module and a new crew member, Daniel Tani, to 
the station.

The crews installed Harmony Oct. 26 and conducted four spacewalks during 
STS-120. During the third spacewalk, the crews installed the P6 truss 
and solar array pair in its permanent location outboard of the port 
truss. The fourth spacewalk was changed during the mission so that the 
crews could repair a torn solar array on the P6 truss. Following the 
successful repair work, the crews were able to fully deploy the solar 
array.
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