Nasa astronauts complete power upgrades for space station
Astronauts complete 4 years of power upgrades: source:

Update batteries of International Space Station:

Two Nasa astronauts finished a four-year effort to update the International Space Station’s power grid on Monday, placing one final battery.

Astronauts finished a four-year effort

NASA astronauts Mike Hopkins and Victor Glover finished up their spacewalk at 1:16 p.m. EST, following 5 hours and 20 minutes. In the second spacewalk of the year, the two NASA space explorers finished work to exchange batteries that give the capacity to the station’s sun-powered arrays and redesign a few of the station’s outer cameras. The pair completed their planned tasks and complete a few more tasks in preparation for future spacewalks.

Over the end of the week, flight regulators in Houston utilized the station’s large robot arm to exchange the last pair of old-style batteries with a single better-quality one.

New lithium-ion batteries

The update took longer than predicted after one of the new batteries failed following its establishment two years ago and must be exchanged. NASA astronauts Mike Hopkins and Victor Glover expected to put the last little details on this freshest lithium-ion battery to finish a progression of spacewalks that started in 2017.

The astronauts looked down at Earth and absorbed one final sunset before reappearing the space station.

Mission Control said, Yeah, enjoy the view. You guys did a great job today. You guys rocked it. As the five-hour spacewalk finished well as planned. NASA looks forward that these batteries should last the rest of the international space station’s working life.

During a spacewalk on Wednesday, the two astronauts made upgrades to the European lab, Columbus.

Two more spacewalks directed soon

Two more spacewalks will be directed in about a month to prepare for extra solar boards set for delivery later this year.

Moreover, seven astronauts presently live on the international space station: four Americans, two Russians, and one Japanese.

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