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The ESA Node-3/Cupola payload patch was designed by ESA's Human Spaceflight Directorate, and shows Node-3 and Cupola in their final configurations attached to the ISS after the launch of STS-130 on the Space Shuttle Endeavour. The structure of the ISS is outlined in the background, and a completed ISS is shown in blue in the foreground. Earth is positioned with Europe clearly visible, and one of the ISS solar panels points to Italy, home to the prime contractor for building both Node-3 and Cupola. The six stars represent the six areas of contribution from Europe to ISS hardware (the Columbus laboratory, Nodes-2 and -3, the Automated Transfer Vehicles, the European Robotic Arm, the Data Management System (DMS-R) and the Cupola observation module).
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