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    "New solar arrays to power International Space Station Research"

    https://www.solardaily.com/reports/N...earch_999.html

    Designed for a 15-year service life, the solar arrays have been operating continuously since the first pair was deployed in December 2000, with additional array pairs delivered in September 2006, June 2007, and March 2009.

    The first pair of solar arrays has now provided continuous electrical power to the station for more than 20 years as more modules were added and dozens of crews tackled thousands of scientific experiments and continued operations through hundreds of spacewalks, cargo missions, and more.

    Though they are functioning well, the current solar arrays are showing signs of degradation, as expected. To ensure a sufficient power supply is maintained for NASA's exploration technology demonstrations for Artemis and beyond as well as utilization and commercialization, NASA will be augmenting six of the eight existing power channels of the space station with new solar arrays.
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    Cargo Dragon undocks from Station and heads for splashdown. On Wednesday, Jan. 13, Dragon will conduct a deorbit burn at 7:37 p.m. to begin its re-entry sequence into Earth's atmosphere. Dragon is expected to splash down west of Tampa off the Florida coast about 8:27 p.m. The splashdown will not be broadcast.

    https://www.spacedaily.com/reports/C...hdown_999.html
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    Quote Originally Posted by selvaarchi View Post
    "New solar arrays to power International Space Station Research"

    https://www.solardaily.com/reports/N...earch_999.html
    Space News write-up, and a video of the 2017 Roll Out Solar Array experiment. They'll go up on Cargo Dragon resupply flights.

    https://spacenews.com/nasa-to-upgrad...-solar-arrays/

    https://youtu.be/FQIboXl0dIA

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    Next-generation Dragon cargo spacecraft returns from space station. The CRS-21 Dragon spacecraft splashed down in the Gulf of Mexico west of Tampa at 8:26 p.m. Eastern. It had undocked from the station a day and a half earlier after original plans for an undocking and splashdown Jan. 11 were postponed by poor weather. The Dragon brought back to Earth about 2,000 kilograms of research payloads and other cargo from the station. The spacecraft, launched Dec. 6, brought nearly 3,000 kilograms of cargo to the station, including the Bishop commercial airlock developed by Nanoracks.

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    Commercial Crew update & ISS future presentation (long Twitter thread)

    https://twitter.com/genejm29/status/1349412603668422656

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    Do you know there is a space economy up the in the ISS. Astronauts actually trade stuff or services. Listen to a 9 minute video by NASA astronaut Doug "Wheels" Wheelock explain it.

    https://www.npr.org/2021/01/21/95919...omics-in-space

    One of the most common definitions of economics is the study of the allocation of limited resources: how we use what we have, what we value, and why. There have been plenty of studies done on how economics works on earth. But what about in space?

    We talk to NASA astronaut Doug "Wheels" Wheelock, who explains how the principles of economics guided trades of goods and services on the International Space Station.
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    Quote Originally Posted by selvaarchi View Post
    Do you know there is a space economy up the in the ISS. Astronauts actually trade stuff or services. Listen to a 9 minute video by NASA astronaut Doug "Wheels" Wheelock explain it.

    https://www.npr.org/2021/01/21/95919...omics-in-space
    Not surprising. On Firefly they bet jobs in card games. I would be shocked if they didn't have something similar on the ISS or any isolated community.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Noclevername View Post
    Not surprising. On Firefly they bet jobs in card games. I would be shocked if they didn't have something similar on the ISS or any isolated community.
    Heck, we did that as kids when we went to camp, or with our school lunches. "Hey, I'll trade you half my sandwich for your cookie"
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