Ars Technica's New images of the International Space Station reveal that it is still a jewel includes the photo below and I've added a view of a side module with a collection of various rectangular packages mounted to it.
They each look relatively large, and one on the right looks like it might have a big Cassegrain-like telescope looking at us.
- Is this all just storage? (like this stuff) or are they all science packages doing Earth or Space observation?
- How did they all get there? Were they each placed by hand during an EVA or were some placed there robotically?
above: detail of photo of ISS below shamelessly cropped and sharpened. below: "The International Space Station, as seen in November 2021. Prominent at center in this view are the cymbal-shaped UltraFlex solar arrays of the Northrop Grumman Cygnus space freighter" Source: Ars Technica/NASA