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NASA astronaut Nicole Mann and JAXA astronaut Koichi Wakata
completed the spacewalk they carried out Thursday in order to
prepared for the installation of iROSA solar panels on the
International Space Station, trend reports citing tass .
The spacewalk began at 07:45 Eastern Time and ended at 14:26.
Wakate and Mann successfully performed all operations necessary for
installation of the solar panels.
This event has become the 259th spacewalk, carried out from
aboard the ISS.
Earlier, NASA noted that the existing ISS solar panels operate
normally, but show signs of wear: some panels were installed back
in 2000. Currently, NASA plans to deploy six iROSA panels, weighing
almost 340 kg each, which will make it possible to increase the
station's power capacity from 160 kW to 216 kW. Two panels were
installed in June, 2021. The third and the fourth were installed in
late December, 2022. The fifth and the sixth ones are expected to
be delivered aboard a Cargo Dragon spacecraft this year.
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