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Name of Image: Cutaway View of the Skylab Orbital Workshop
MIX #: 0101590
NIX #: 0101590 MSFC-0101590
Date of Image: 1973-01-01
Category: Skylab

Full Description: This illustration is a cutaway view of a half of the Skylab Orbital Workshop (OWS) showing details of the living and working quarters. The OWS was divided into two major compartments. The lower level provided crew accommodations for sleeping, food preparation and consumption, hygiene, waste processing and disposal, and performance of certain experiments. The upper level consisted of a large work area and housed water storage tanks, a food freezer, storage vaults for film, scientific airlocks, mobility and stability experiment equipment, and other experimental equipment. The compartment below the crew quarters was a container for liquid and solid waste and trash accumulated throughout the mission. A solar array, consisting of two wings covered on one side with solar cells, was mounted outside the workshop to generate electrical power to augment the power generated by another solar array mounted on the solar observatory. Thrusters were provided at one end of the workshop for short-term control of the attitude of the space station.
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Keywords: Skylab, Orbital Workshop, OWS
MSFC Negative Number: 0101590
Reference Number: MSFC-75-SA-4105-2C
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