Robotics Work: Cargo Carrier Returned to Endeavour’s Payload Bay

Cargo Carrier Returned to Endeavour’s Payload Bay
26 Jul 2009
168…SSRMS GRAPPLE & UNBERTHS JLE FROM JEF
169…SSRMS HANDOFF JLE TO SRMS
169…SRMS BERTHS JLE
In yet another deft handoff maneuver, the space shuttle robotic arm grabbed the Japanese Exposed Section cargo carrier from the space station robotic arm. Endeavour Commander Mark Polansky and Mission Specialist Julie Payette then used the shuttle arm to place the cargo carrier back into the shuttle payload bay.
The Exposed Section was launched with two science experiments and a communication system that were transferred to the Kibo Exposed Facility earlier in the mission.

Canadarm2 Grasps Japanese Exposed Section
26 Jul 2009
Space shuttle Endeavour pilot Doug Hurley and Expedition 20 Flight Engineer Tim Kopra used the space station robotic arm to grasp the Japanese Exposed Section, a cargo carrier that was used to transport three payloads for installation on Kibos Exposed Facility. Once Canadian Space Agency astronaut Julie Payette releases the empty cargo carrier from the Exposed Facility, Hurley and Kopra will lift it away from Kibo. Later, they will hand it off to the space shuttle robotic arm, which will place it in Endeavours payload bay for return to Earth.

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