In the Space Station Processing Facility (SSPF), workers from the Italian aerospace company Alenia Aerospazio begin removing the protective cover from the Multi-Purpose Logistics Module (MPLM) called Raffaello. The Italian aerospace company will provide engineering support for Raffaello, along with NASA, Boeing and the Italian Space Agency. One of Italy's major contributions to the ISS program, the MPLM is a reusable logistics carrier and the primary delivery system used to resupply and return station cargo requiring a pressurized environment. Weighing nearly 4.5 tons, the Raffaello measures 21 feet long and 15 feet in diameter. Raffaello will undergo testing. joining the first Italian-built MPLM, Leonardo, also in the SSPF. Raffaello is scheduled to be launched on mission STS-100 on July 27, 2000. (Photo Release Date: 08/05/1999 )

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