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Novembre 2002 P1 Truss The P1 truss was added opposite the S1 truss as part of the integrated truss assembly. 2 MODULE The arm holding the module that is ready to be docked with Zarya 3 The speed of the shuttle and the ISS in orbit STAGES OF CONSTRUCTION November 1998 Zarya Module First section put into orbit. Provided energy in the first stages of ISS assembly. Module ROBOT The robot arm grabs the module that is to be docked. September 2006 P3/P4 Truss and Solar Arrays The second port truss segment was added, and its solar panels were unfolded.

An upward connection is made. are possible between an airplane and land by means of satellites. Terrestrial Stations These stations are buildings that house the antennas and all the necessary equipment on land for sending and receiving satellite signals. The buildings can be large structures, and the antennas can act as receivers and transmitters of thousands of streams of information. In other cases, they are small buildings equipped for communications but designed to operate on board ships or airplanes.

Ten times each second, one of the cameras takes a wide-angle image of space and compares it with the stored map. Launched Jan. 2 m) in diameter, its purpose is to communicate with the Earth. New Horizons Mission An unmanned space mission by NASA whose destination is to explore Pluto and the Kuiper belt. The probe was launched from Cape Canaveral on Jan. 19, 2006. It flew past Jupiter in February 2007 to take advantage of the planet's gravity and increase its speed. It will arrive at Pluto on July 14, 2015.

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