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Artist's view of the Cupola mounted on Node-3
- Title Artist's view of the Cupola mounted on Node-3
- Released 12/02/2010 4:28 pm
- Copyright ESA - D. Ducros, 2010
Artist's view of the Cupola mounted on the Node-3 module of the International Space Station (ISS). This dome-shaped structure, fitted with seven specially developed windows, will provide astronauts with a panoramic view for observing and guiding operations outside the ISS, as well as an unprecedented view of Earth.
With a diameter of about 2 m and height of 1.5 m, the European-built Cupola provides a 'shirtsleeve' working environment for two crew members. The ergonomically designed interior is equipped with workstations from which astronauts will be able to control the Station's robotic arm.
The Cupola is part of ESA's contribution to the infrastructure of the International Space Station, a programme conducted in partnership with the United States, Russia, Japan, Canada and Brazil.
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