Photograph of a Materials International Space Station Experiment (MISSE) housed inside a Passive Experiment Container (PEC), a suitcase-sized payload (2 by 2 by 0.5 ft) that is carried aloft in the shuttle and attached to the exterior of the International Space Station. After approximately 1 year on-orbit, the payload is returned to Earth. MISSE5 is the fifth in the series, and its objective is to characterize the in-space performance of advanced solar cell technologies.
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