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Boeing to provide 6 more solar arrays for ISS

Boeing will support the International Space Station's growing research capabilities with new solar arrays to increase the orbiting laboratory's power supply. (Jan. 14) October 18, 2006 -//IPTC//DTD NITF 3.4//EN Boeing will support the International Space Station's growing research capabilities with new solar arrays to increase the orbiting laboratory's power supply. (Jan. 14) RESTRICTION SUMMARY: PART MUST CREDIT NASA; PART MUST CREDIT BOEING NASA - MUST CREDIT NASA International Space Station - 18 June 2017 1. Roll-Out Solar Array (ROSA) experiment on International Space Station ASSOCIATED PRESS Houston - 13 January 2021 ++PARTIALLY COVERED++ 2. SOUNDBITE (English) John Mulholland, Boeing program manager: " Obviously, power is is one of the major requirements that we have, and several years ago we started looking at the ISS and its extensibility out to into the end of this decade and even beyond. And there is really two factors that we really needed to address because of degradation of existing hardware over time. NASA - MUST CREDIT NASA International Space Station - 18 June 2017 3. Roll-Out Solar Array (ROSA) experiment on International Space Station ASSOCIATED PRESS Houston - 13 January 2021 4. SOUNDBITE (English) John Mulholland, Boeing program manager: "These solar arrays that we're going to install are going to be about half the size of the existing solar arrays that we have on International Space Station, but because of the advances in technology over the years, we're going to provide about twice the power in just half of the area of the existing solar arrays." BOEING - MUST CREDIT BOEING Date and location unknown 5. STILL of art showing the International Space Station with new arrays in place Boeing will support the International Space Station's growing research capabilities and commercial opportunities with new solar arrays to increase the orbiting laboratory's power supply. The company's Spectrolab built the original solar cells for the space station, and is now producing new XTJ Prime solar cells that are enabling the next generation of space exploration. The modification to Boeing's ISS sustainment contract with NASA calls for Boeing to deliver six additional solar arrays to NASA for installation beginning in 2021. The new 63-foot-by-20-foot (19-meter-by-6-meter) arrays will together produce more than 120 kilowatts of electricity from the sun's energy, enough to power more than 40 average U.S. homes. Combined with the eight original, larger arrays, this advanced …