Another great view of Discovery and the ISS:
Quote from: marshallsplace on 06/06/2008 12:38 pmAnother great view of Discovery and the ISS:Which camera is this view (showing the orbiter nosecone & JLP) coming from? ?OBSS?
Tyvek? Sorry I'm not so familiar with the specific termsbut they looked flexible strips, not tiles or so.
I wish those shots of DISCOVERY and the station from the OBSS were in color, they are amazing!
Quote from: NavySpaceFan on 06/06/2008 03:29 pmI wish those shots of DISCOVERY and the station from the OBSS were in color, they are amazing!Need to get an EVA astronaut out there with a camera
They are going to disable the backlight on the front panel display. They need to remove the display, which means taking off the bottom cover, and removing a couple of switches that are in the way. On the display board they will snip the lead of a resistor to create an open circuit - this will stop current flowing in the backlight.Its lucky that the resistor in question is an "old school" leaded type (looks like it was a hand modification by the manufacturer) since the rest of the board is surface mount technology. Trying to remove a surface mount resistor would have not been possible without specialist tools.
Kibo looks way smaller now as it's being outfitted...I don't understand how a LED display can draw enough power to generate heat...