PIA18571: OPALS Installation
Target Name: Earth
Mission: ISS
Instrument: OPALS
Product Size: 3168 x 4752 pixels (width x height)
Produced By: JPL
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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 Credit:
NASA/JPL-Caltech

Image Addition Date:
2014-07-24