space news from around the webin association with SpaceNews

Third STS-110 spacewalk a success
Posted: Mon, Apr 15, 2002, 9:05 AM ET (1305 GMT)
STS-110 EVA #3 (NASA) Two astronauts completed the third spacewalk of the STS-110 mission on Sunday, clearing the way for a test of the station's new Mobile Transporter on Monday. Steve Smith and Rex Walheim spent six and a half hours outside the station on Sunday released clamps that secured the Mobile Transporter to the S0 truss. The release will allow controllers to move the transporter for the first time on Monday; they will command it to move about 10 meters along the truss segment at around two centimeters per second. The spacewalkers also rewired several connectors to allow the Canadarm2 to be powered from the truss rather than the Destiny module. The arm will eventually be able to move across the station on the Mobile Transporter, after the installation of a Mobile Base System on the transporter later this year. The astronauts ran out of time before they could complete their final task of the spacewalk, the installation of a 4.2-meter ladder between the truss and the Quest airlock; that ladder will be installed on the fourth spacewalk Tuesday.
<<previous article   next article>>
news in brief
Cassini mission ends with a plunge into Saturn's atmosphere
Posted: Sat, Sep 16 9:06 AM ET (1306 GMT)

ESA signs first Ariane 6 launch contract
Posted: Sat, Sep 16 8:54 AM ET (1254 GMT)

Soyuz launches new crew to the ISS
Posted: Sat, Sep 16 8:49 AM ET (1249 GMT)

news links
Thursday, October 19
Spacecom returns to SpaceX to launch 2 satellites
Globes Online — 5:39 am ET (0939 GMT)
Space: Marketing's Final Frontier — 5:37 am ET (0937 GMT)
US and Luxembourg frame laws for new space race
Financial Times — 5:35 am ET (0935 GMT)

about   ·   ·   mailing list