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IPFS News Link • Space Travel and Exploration

Astronauts successfully roll out and power up new solar arrays on ISS

• By Anthony Wood

The two newly installed roll-out solar arrays will eventually be augmented by a further four arrays that will provide power to the station as it serves as a springboard for the Artemis Moon exploration program.The International Space Station is a technological marvel that, since November 2000 has been the only outpost beyond Earth's atmospheric shell to continuously play host to a human crew. It measures over 365 ft (111 m) across, and has been fitted with radiation shielding and other technologies needed to keep a crew of astronauts alive, well and productive for prolonged periods of time.