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International Space Station Imagery
Michael Hopkins
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ISS037-E-025879 (4 Nov. 2013) --- In the International Space Station's Kibo laboratory, NASA astronaut Michael Hopkins, Expedition 37 flight engineer, conducts a session with a pair of bowling-ball-sized free-flying satellites known as Synchronized Position Hold, Engage, Reorient, Experimental Satellites, or SPHERES. Surrounding the two SPHERES mini-satellites is ring-shaped hardware known as the Resonant Inductive Near-field Generation System, or RINGS. SPHERES-RINGS seeks to demonstrate wireless power transfer between satellites at a distance for enhanced operations.

Curator: JSC PAO Web Team | Responsible NASA Official: Amiko Kauderer | Updated: 11/07/2013
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