Since the first system activation of the Microgravity Science Glovebox for SODI-IVIDIL on October 5th, the completion of the whole set of runs with the cell array #1 have been sucessfully performed, including some additional re-runs of the experiment.
Today, astronaut Bob successfully achieved the SODI-IVIDIL cell array and flash disk exchange activity. After the comissioning, some pictures were taken to check that everything was nominal on the experiment and the optics.
E-USOC team is ready to support operations with this new cell array, whose beginning is scheduled on December 1st. So far, we’re very pleased about the evolution of these operations, emphasizing the fantastic cooperation with the scientific team and our NASA partners.
We’d like to take this opportunity to comment that UPM has published a new article about our latest experiments.