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Along with today's NPR.org news article NASA Needs Backup Plan To Maintain U.S. Presence At Space Station, Watchdog Says there is a big of ISS artwork of the ISS. The caption says:

International Space Station (ISS), computer artwork. Sciepro/Getty Images/Science Photo Library RF

Is this a fairly old but accurately represented configuration for the ISS at one point? I see a radiator deployed on a scaffolding tower extending a significant distance away from the rest of the structure. Is this this an accurate representation of a radiator configuration at one point as well? Or is this an artists concept before the ISS design was even complete?

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    $\begingroup$ It's not even a good image of the proposed element. See the image at the wikipedia link in Tristan's answer. $\endgroup$ – Organic Marble Jul 12 '18 at 16:31
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That would be the Science Power Platform (warning, linked article is incomplete and contains some inaccuracies), a long-canceled element of the Russian segment of the ISS.

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