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July 1, 2020, 11:35 a.m.

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International Space Station International Space Station Expedition 63

NASA astronauts Chris Cassidy and Bob Behnken will exit the orbital lab on July 1 to continue replacing batteries that store and distribute power collected from the solar arrays. They will work on the outer portion of the truss structure, or the Starboard-6 truss, disconnecting and removing the old nickel hydrogen batteries. Following that, new lithium-ion batteries will be installed in their place and powered up by mission controllers on the ground.

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International Space Station


Low Earth Orbit Government Founded: Nov. 20, 1998 Mass: 419.7T Volume: 931 m³

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The International Space Station (ISS) is a space station, or a habitable artificial satellite, in low Earth orbit. Its first component was launched into orbit in 1998, with the first long-term residents arriving in November 2000. It has been inhabited continuously since that date. The last pressurised module was fitted in 2011, and an experimental inflatable space habitat was added ...

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