The ISS crew lock bag: an image – 15 Nov. 2023

We succeeded imaging the International Space Station’s crew lock bag, lost on 2 Nov. during an EVA there in space.

 ISS crew lock bag: an. image - 15 Nov. 2023

ISS crew lock bag: an. image – 15 Nov. 2023

The image above comes from a single 2-second exposure, unfiltered, remotely taken with the ARTEC250+Paramount ME+C3Pro61000EC robotic unit available as part of the Virtual Telescope Project facility in Manciano, Italy. The telescope tracked the extremely fast, 1000″/second, apparent motion of the bag. The object looks like a sharp dot of light in the center, as the telescope tracked it, so stars left long trails on the background.

Nasa astronauts Jasmin Moghbeli and Loral O’Hara were working on a solar panel when the tool bag was lost.

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