Re: ISS and Atlantis observation

From: Vitek, Antonin (
Date: Fri Jun 08 2001 - 09:37:12 PDT

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    Jonathan T Wojack wrote:
    > the ISS, you will see swarms of small (~ 40cm in diameter), white disks
    > on its hull. 
    No, those disks are targets for SVS (Space Vision System). 
    ISS radiators on the US Segment are three smaller panels (13.6703.405
    meters including hinges) on the ITS P6 (Integrated Truss Structure Port
    Six) located below solar panels and oriented with their faces
    "vertically" (in normal LVLH orientation). In this orientation the
    radiative surface is (almost) away from direction to the Sun and
    (almost) away from the Earth, ie. directed mostly against space
    On the Russian Segment the radiators are located direcly on hulls of
    Zarya and Zvezda modules.
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