October 19, 2011
The Canadian-built Orbiter Boom Sensor System (OBSS), in its parked position, and part of the International Space Station are featured in this image, photographed over the Blue Ridge Mountains of West Virginia and Tennessee by one of the Endeavour crew members on the eve of Thanksgiving. The OBSS, on the end of the Canadarm, awaits the final part of its STS-126 role when it will inspect the shuttle one more time, following separation of the orbiter from the space station in a couple of days. When that task is complete, it will be stowed across the payload bay from the robot arm.
Topics: Orbiter Boom Sensor System, Canadarm, Space Shuttle program, Laser Camera System, Robotic arm, STS-120, STS-126, Space Shuttle Orbiter, Space Shuttle Endeavour, one of the Endeavour crew members, West Virginia, International Space Station, Thanksgiving, Tennessee