HOUSTON — Astronauts aboard the International Space Station, working with NASA’s Mission Control, expect to complete a major overhaul of the orbiting science laboratory’s Ku-band communications system to enhance scientific research activities by the end of next week. The upgrades, which were four years in the planning and got under way this week, will increase the number of ISS downlink video channels from four to six, while doubling the number of space-to-ground channels for dedicated ...


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