This photo shows the Optical PAyload for Lasercomm Science (OPALS) being installed in SpaceX's Dragon capsule prior to launching on April 18, 2014.
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OPALS Installation

This photo shows the Optical PAyload for Lasercomm Science (OPALS) being installed in SpaceX's Dragon capsule prior to launching on April 18, 2014.

OPALS is a partnership between NASA's Jet Propulsion Laboratory, Pasadena, Calif.; the International Space Station Program (Johnson Space Center, Houston; Kennedy Space Center, Fla., Marshall Space Flight Center, Huntsville, Ala.) and the Advanced Exploration Systems Program (NASA HQ).

For more information, see http://www.nasa.gov/mission_pages/station/research/experiments/861.html.

Image details

ID#:
PIA18571

Date added:
2014-07-23

Target:
Earth

Mission:
International Space Station (ISS)

Instruments:
Optical PAyload for Lasercomm Science (OPALS)

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Full-Res TIFF:
PIA18571.tif (45.18 MB)

Full-Res JPG:
PIA18571.jpg (1.11 MB)

Image credit:
NASA/JPL-Caltech