Station Arm Installs Cargo Carrier on Mobile Base System

Sun, 19 Jul 2009 12:05:46 PM CDT

Robotic arm operators in space shuttle Endeavour and the International Space Station installed the Integrated Cargo Carrier – Vertical Light Deployable, or ICC-VLD, on the port side of the space station’s mobile base system. Station arm operators Julie Payette and Tim Kopra finished the move at 12:55 p.m. EDT.

The ICC-VLD contains three on-orbit spares that spacewalkers Dave Wolf and Tom Marshburn will move to a stowage platform on the outside of the Port 3 truss during Monday’s second spacewalk.

On NASA Television at 6:08 p.m., Canadian astronauts Julie Payette and Bob Thirsk will talk with Canadian Industry Minister Tony Clement, Canadian Space Agency President Steve MacLean and reporters in St. Hubert, Quebec.

Source: NASA

Integrated Cargo Carrier

Image above: The Integrated Cargo Carrier is transferred from space shuttle Endeavour’s cargo bay by the shuttle’s Canadarm robotic arm. Photo credit: NASA TV

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~ by tellinghistory on July 19, 2009.

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