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This is all about the International Space Station

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/ISS
http://www.nasa.gov/mission_pages/station/main/index.html
ISS Activities

Missions and Timeline[]

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/List_of_manned_spaceflights_to_the_ISS http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/List_of_unmanned_spaceflights_to_the_ISS http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/ISS_assembly_sequence http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Assembly_of_the_International_Space_Station http://spaceoperations.nasa.gov/iss_reports/index.htm

Currently at ISS[]

Expedition 16
Commander Peggy Whitson
Flight Engineer Yuri Malenchenko
ESA Flight Engineer Léopold Eyharts

Current Ports

  • SM Aft Port: Awaiting Jules Verne
  • Pirs (DC1): Progress M-63
  • FCB Nadir Port: Soyuz TMA-12
  • Forward Port: Awaiting Endeavor

Initial Construction[]

Pre-Expedition[]

Zarya Launches[]

  • Nov 1998 - The Zarya Module is launched by a Proton-K rocket.

STS-88[]

  • Dec 4 1998 - STS-88 W Endeavor launches
  • Dec 6 1998 - Shuttle Endeavor docks S S S and carries Unity Node.
  • Dec 1998 - The Unity node is attached to Zarya's forward docking port.
  • Dec 13 1998 - Endeavor undocks S and returns to Earth.

STS-96[]

  • May 27 1999 - STS-96 W - Discovery launches
  • Jun 3 1999 - Discovery undocks S S S and returns to Earth

STS-101[]

  • May 19 2000 - STS-101 W - Atlantis launches
  • May 26 2000 - Shuttle undocks S S and returns to Earth

Zvezda Launched[]

  • Jul 2000 - The Zvezda Module service module is launched by a Proton-K rocket and remotely docked to the aft port of the Zarya module.

STS-106[]

  • Sep 8 2000 - STS-106 W - Atlantis launches
  • Sep 10 2000 - Atlantis docks S
  • Sep 2000 - completes connection of Zvezda to Zarya and deliver supplies.
  • Sep 18 2000 - Atlantis undocks S S S S and returns to Earth.

STS-92[]

  • Oct 11 2000 - STS-92 W - Discovery Launches
  • Oct 2000 - The Shuttle Discovery docks S with station.
  • Oct 2000 - The Z1 Truss attached to the zenith port of the Unity module. PMA-3 is also delivered.

Expedition 1[]

  • Oct 31 2000 - Soyuz TM-31 (W R e^.) launches, bringing Expedition 1 W crew members
  • Oct 26 2000 - Discovery undocks S and returns to Earth

STS-97[]

  • Nov 30 2000 - STS-97 W - Endeavor launches
  • Dec 2 2000 - Endeavor docks S S with the P6 Truss Solar Array
  • Dec 9 2000 - Endeavour undocks S S S and returns to Earth.

STS-98[]

  • Feb 7 2001 - STS-98 W V - Atlantis launches
  • Feb 2001 - The Space Shuttle Atlantis installs the Destiny US Laboratory to the forward docking port of the Unity module (moves the port that was in that spot to the forward port of Destiny).
  • Feb 16 2001 - Atlantis undocks S S S S and returns to Earth.

Expedition 2[]

Experiments Begun: ARISS

STS-102[]

  • Mar 8 2001 - STS-102 W - Discovery launches and brings Expedition 2 W to the station and Leonardo MPLM
  • Mar 18 2001 - Discovery undocks S S S S S and returns to Earth

STS-100[]

  • Apr 19 2001 - STS-100 W - Endeavor launches, carrying Raffaello MPLM
  • Apr 28 2001 - Soyuz TM-32 (W R e^.) launches, carrying the first space tourist Dennis Tito
  • Apr 29 2001 - Endevour undocks, performs a fly-around survey S S S , and returns to Earth.

STS-104[]

  • Jul 12 2001 - STS-104 W - Atlantis launches
  • Jul 2001 - Atlantis installs the Quest joint airlock to the starboard CBM of the Unity module, allowing both Russian and US spacewalks.
  • Jul 21 2001 - Atlantis undocks S S and returns to Earth.

Expedition 3[]

STS-105[]

  • Aug 10 2001 - STS-105 W - Discovery launches and delivers Expedition 3 W to the station and Leonardo MPLM
  • Aug 20 2001 - Discovery undocks S S S and returns to Earth.
  • Sep 2001 - A Soyuz-U installs the Pirs docking compartment to the Nadir port of the Zvezda service module.
  • Oct 21 2001 - Soyuz TM-33 (W R e^.) launches

Expedition 4[]

STS-108[]

  • Dec 5 2001 - STS-108 - W - Endeavour launches and delivers Expedition 4 W to station and brings Raffaello MPLM
  • Dec 15 2001 - Endeavor undocks and flies around the ISS S S and returns to Earth

STS-110[]

  • Apr 8 2002 - STS-110 W - Atlantis delivers the S0 Truss
  • Apr 17 2002 - Atlantis undocks S S S and returns to Earth.
  • Apr 25 2002 - Soyuz TM-34 (W R e^.) launches

Expedition 5[]

STS-111[]

  • Jun 5 2002 - STS-111 W - Endeavour launches and delivers Expedition 5 W to station and Leonardo MPLM
  • Jun 16 2002 - Endeavor undocks S S S and returns to Earth.

STS-112[]

  • Oct 7 2002 - STS-112 W - Atlantis delivers the S1 Truss
  • Oct 16 2002 - Atlantis undocks S S S S and returns to Earth
  • Oct 20 2000 - Soyuz TMA-1 (W R e^.) launches
  • Nov 10 2002 - Soyuz TM-34 (W R e^.) returns to Earth

Expedition 6[]

STS-113[]

  • Nov 24 2002 - STS-113 W - Endeavor launches and delivers Expedition 6 W and P1 Truss to the ISS.
  • Dec 2 2002 - Endeavor undocks S S and returns to Earth

STS-107[]

  • Jan 16 2003 - STS-107 W - Columbia launches
  • Feb 1 2003 - Columbia disintegrates while landing

Shuttle Fleet Grounded[]

Expedition 7[]

  • Apr 26 2003 - Soyuz TMA-2 (W R e^.) launch Expedition 7 W
  • May 4 2003 - Soyuz TMA-1 (W R e^.) returns to Earth and has an emergency landing

Expedition 8[]

Experiments Started: BCAT-3-SC W, BCAT-3-BA W, BCAT-3-4-CP W

  • Oct 18 2003 - Soyuz TMA-3 (W R e^.) launches Expedition 8 W. Delivers BCAT-3 hardware.

Expedition 9[]

  • Apr 19 2004 - Soyuz TMA-4 (W R e^.) W - Launch, carrying Expedition 9 W crew members Gennady Padalka (RSA, Commander) and Michael Fincke (NASA, Flight Engineer) as well as André Kuipers (ESA, Dutch)

Expedition 10[]

  • Oct 14 2004 - Soyuz TMA-5 (W R e^.) - Launch, carrying Expedition 10 W crew members Leroy Chiao (NASA, Commander) and Salizhan Sharipov (RSA, Uzbekestan, Flight Engineer) as well as Yuri Shargin of the Russian Space Forces
  • Oct 24 2004 - Soyuz TMA-4 returns Gennady Padalka, Michael Fincke, and Yuri Shargin to Earth

Expedition 11[]

  • Apr 15 2005 - Soyuz TMA-6 (W R e^.) - Launch, carrying Expedition 11 W crew members Sergei Krikalev (6, RSA, Commander) and John Phillips (2, NASA, Flight Engineer) and Roberto Vittori (ESA, Italy)
  • Apr 24 2005 - Soyuz TMA-5 (W R e^.) returns Leroy Chiao, Salizhan Sharipov, and Roberto Vittori to Earth

Shuttle Back in Service[]

STS-114[]

  • Jul 26 2005 - STS-114 W - Shuttle Discovery launches and makes "Return to Flight" voyage and resupplies station. Crew includes Commander Eileen M. Collins, Pilot Jim Kelly, and Mission Specialists Soichi Noguchi (1, JAXA), Stephen Robinson (3), Andy Thomas (4), Wendy Lawrence (4), and Charlie Camarda (1). It brings Raffaello MPLM.
  • Aug 6 2005 - Discovery undocks S S S and returns to Earth.

Expedition 12[]

  • Oct 1 2005 - Soyuz TMA-7 (W R e^.) - Launch, carrying Expedition 12 W crew members Valery Tokarev (RSA, Commander), William McArthur (NASA, Flight Engineer), and American Space Tourist Gregory Olsen
  • Oct 11 2005 - Soyuz TMA-6 (W R e^.) returns Sergei Krikalev and John Phillips and Gregory Olson to Earth

Expedition 13[]

Experiments Begun: ALTCRISS N

  • Mar 30 2006 - Soyuz TMA-8 (W R e^.) - Launch, carrying Expedition 13 W crew members Pavel Vinogradov, RSA, Commander, Jeffrey Williams, NASA, Flight Engineer, Science Offier, and Brazilian Spaceflight Participant Marcos Pontes
  • Apr 8 2006 - Soyuz TMA-7 (W R e^.) returns Valery Tokarev, William McArthur, and Marcos Pontes to Earth

STS-121[]

  • Jul 4 2006 - STS-121 W - Launch of Shuttle Discovery to station. Brought Thomas Reiter (ESA, Germany, Flight Engineer) to Expedition 13 and Leonardo MPLM

STS-115[]

  • Sep 9 2006 - STS-115 W - Launch of Shuttle Atlantis to station. Delivered P3 Truss and P4 Truss solar arrays. Crew includes Commander Brent Jett (4), Pilot Chris Ferguson, Mission Specialists Steve MacLean (2, CSA, Canada), Dan Burbank (2), Heidemarie Stefanyshyn-Piper (1), and Joe Tanner (4)
  • Sep 17 2006 - Atlantis undocks S S S and returns to Earth

Expedition 14[]

Experiments Begun: ALTEA N

  • Sep 18 2006 - Soyuz TMA-9 (W R e^.) - Launch, carrying Expedition 14 W crew members Mikhail Tyurin (RSA, Soyuz Commander -> Flight Engineer]], Michael Lopez-Alegria (RSA, Flight Engineer -> ISS Commander) and Iranian American Spaceflight Participant Anousheh Ansari
  • Sep 29 2006 - Soyuz TMA-8 (W R e^.) returns Pavel Vinogradov, Jeffrey Williams, and Anousheh Ansari to Earth
  • Oct 26 2006 - Progress M-58 (W e^.) docks

STS-116[]

  • Dec 9 2006 - STS-116 W - Launch of Discovery to station. Brought P5 Truss spacer. Delivered Sunita "Suni" Williams to Expedition 14. Crew includes Commander Mark Polansky (2), Pilot William Oefelein (1), and Mission Specialists Nicholas Patrick (1), Robert Curbeam (3), Christer Fuglesang (1, ESA, Sweden), and Joan Higginbotham
  • Dec 19 2006 - Discovery undocks S S and returns Thomas Reiter to Earth
  • Jan 18 2007 - Progress M-59 (W e^.) docks
  • Mar 27 2007 - Progress M-58 (W e^.) undocks

Expedition 15[]

Experiments Started: CCISS N

Before Shuttle Missions[]

  • Apr 7 2007 - Soyuz TMA-10 (W R e^.) - Launch, carrying Expedition 15 W crew members Fyodor Yurchikhin W (RSA, Flight Engineer -> ISS Commander, STS-112 S1 Truss) and Oleg Kotov W (RSA, Soyuz Commander -> ISS Flight Engineer) and Charles Simony W X n (Hungarian American Space Tourist)
  • Apr 21 2007 - Soyuz TMA-9 (W R e^.) returns Mikhail Tyurin, Michael Lopez-Alegria, and Charles Simonyi to Earth
  • May 15 2007 - Progress M-60 (W e^.) docks

STS-117[]

  • Jun 8 2007 - STS-117 W - Launch of Atlantis to station. Brought S3/4 Truss to station. Brought Clayton Anderson (NASA, Mission Specialist -> Flight Engineer 2) to station. Crew is Commander Frederick W. Sturckow (3), Pilot Lee Archambault (1), and Mission Specialists Patrick G. Forrester (2), Steven Swanson (1), John D. Olivas (1), and James F. Reilly (3)
  • Jun 19 2007 - Atlantis undocks S S S S and returns Sunita "Suni" Williams to Earth

Between Shuttle Missions[]

  • Aug 1 2007 - Progress M-59 (W e^.) undocks
  • Aug 5 2007 - Progress M-61 (W e^.) docks
  • Future of ISS V

STS-118[]

  • Aug 8 2007 - STS-118 W - Launch of Shuttle Endeavour to space station, carrying the S5 Truss and a SPACEHAB Module. Crew includes commander Scott J. Kelly, Pilot Charles (Charlie) O. Hobaugh, and Mission Specialists Tracy E. Caldwell (1), Richard (Rick) A. Mastracchio (2), Dafydd (Dave) R. Williams (CSA), Barbara R. Morgan (1, US Educator), and Benjamin Alvin Drew, Jr. (1)
  • Aug 19 2007 - Endeavour undocks S S S

Post-Shuttle Missions[]

  • Aug 30 2007 - PMA-3 Moved V from port side of Unity to the Nadir side
  • Sep 19 2007 - Progress M-60 (W e^.) undocks

Experiments Concluded: ALTEA

Expedition 16[]

Experiments Begun: BiokinN, Braslet N
Exclusive Experiments: AT-Space N

Before Shuttle Missions[]

Russian Port Configuration: Zvezda Aft - ; Zvezda Zenith - ; PIRS - ; Zarya -

  • Oct 21 2007 - Soyuz TMA-10 (W R e^.) returns Oleg Kotov, Fyodor Yurchikhin, and Sheikh Muszaphar Shukor to Earth.
  • ESA ISS Update October 2007 V

STS-120[]

Prelaunch activities: Rollout V on Sep 30; Payload: Bay 1-2 - Orbiter Docking System, EMU 3010 / EMU 3017; Bay 3P - Shuttle Power Distribution Unit (SPDU); Bay 4S - SASA FSE (Fixture for return of S-Band Antenna); Bay 5P - Power/Data Grapple Fixture (PDGF) for Node 2; Bay 6S - Main Bus Switching Unit (MBSU) and adapter; Bay 8-12 - Harmony (Node 2); Sill OBSS 203; Sill - RMS 301

  • Oct 23 2007 - STS-120 W V V - Launch V of Discovery, which delivers Daniel M. Tani (NASA, Flight Engineer) to Expedition 16 and moved the P6 Truss solar array. Crew is Commander Pamela Melroy W (STS-92 Z1 Truss, STS-112 S1 Truss), Pilot George D. Zamka W, and Mission Specialists Scott E. Parazynski W (STS-66 ATLAS-3, STS-86 Mir, STS-95 John Glenn, STS-100 Canadarm2), Stephanie Wilson W (STS-121 Leonardo), Douglas H. Wheelock W, and Paolo A. Nespoli W (ESA, Italy)
  • Oct 24 2007 - Flight Day 2
  • Oct 25 2007 - Flight Day 3 - Shuttle backflips V and docks with station
  • Oct 26 2007 - Flight Day 4 - EVA 1 - Harmony (Node 2) installation preparation, S-Band Antenna Support Assembly (SASA) retrieval, P6/Z1 fluid line disconnections, P6 aft radiator shroud installations. Harmony node attached V V to port side of the Unity Node
  • Oct 27 2007 - Flight Day 5
  • Oct 28 2007 - Flight Day 6 - EVA 2 - Z1 to P6 umbilical disconnections, P6 detach from Z1, S1 radiator configuration, Node 2 handrail installations, S4 starboard Solar Alpha Rotary Joint (SARJ) inspection.
  • Oct 29 2007 - Flight Day 7
  • Oct 29 2007 - Flight Day 8 - EVA 3 - P6 to P5 attachment. P6/P5 umbilical connections, S1 configure post-redeploy, port SARJ inspection.
  • Oct 30 2007 - Flight Day 9
  • Oct 31 2007 - Flight Day 10
  • Nov 1 2007 - Flight Day 11
  • Nov 2 2007 - Flight Day 12
  • Nov 3 2007 - Flight Day 13 - EVA 4 - Inspection and repair of P6 Solar Array.
  • Nov 4 2007 - Flight Day 14
  • Nov 5 2007 - Flight Day 15 - Space Shuttle Discovery undocks S S and returns Clayton Anderson to Earth.
  • Nov 6 2007 - Flight Day 16
  • Nov 7 2007 - Flight Day 17

Between Shuttle Missions[]

  • Nov 9 2007 - Spacewalk N: Station Spacewalk Prepares for PMA, Harmony Moves
  • Nov 20 2007 - Spacewalk N: Spacewalkers to Hook Up Harmony at its New Location V
  • Nov 24 2007 - Spacewalk N: Spacewalkers Complete More Harmony Hookup Work
  • ESA ISS Update November 2007 V
  • Dec 18 2007 - Spacewalk N Spacewalkers Find No Solar Wing Smoking Gun
  • Dec 22 2007 - Progress M-61 (W e^.) undocks
  • Dec 26 2007 - Progress M-62 (W e^.) docks
  • Jan 30 2007 - Spacewalk N Spacewalkers Replace Solar Wing Motor
  • Feb 4 2008 - Progress M-62 (W e^.) undocks
  • Feb X 2008 - Progress M-63 (W e^.) launches n
  • Feb 7 2008 - Progress M-63 (W e^.) docks on Pirs

STS-122[]

Cargo: Bay 1/2: Orbiter Docking System, EMU 3015, EMU 3017; Bay 3P: SPDU (Shuttle Power Distribution Unit); Bay 5P: Power/Data Grapple Fixture (PDGF) for Columbus; Bay 6: ICC-LITE with EUTEF, SOLAR, NTA; Bay 7P: ECSH (EVA Cargo Stowage) on APC; Bay 8-12: Columbus Orbital Facility; Starboard Sill: Orbital Boom Sensor System; Port Sill: Canadarm

  • Feb X 2008 - STS-122 Prelaunch activities: Suiting Up V Flight Training V Strapping V Teamwork V Office V Walk V Flight to Floridy for TCDT V, Suit up for Bailout practice V Escort to launch V
  • Feb 7 2008 - STS-122 W N V - Launch V of Atlantis, which delivers Léopold Eyharts W V (ESA, France, Flight Engineer, Soyuz TM-27 to Mir) to expedition 16 and Columbus lab to the ISS. Crew V is Commander Stephen Frick (STS-110) W, Pilot Alan G. Poindexter W, and mission specialists Leland D. Melvin W, Rex J. Walheim (STS 110) W, Hans Schlegel W (ESA, Germany, STS-55), and Stanley G. Love W.
  • Feb 8 2008 - Flight Day 2 Wakeup Call V "Book of Love" for ESA Astronaut Léopold Eyharts.
  • Feb 9 2008 - Flight Day 3 Wakeup Call V "Prairie Home Companion" for Commander Stephen Frick
  • Feb 9 2008 - Atlantis docks with Space Station
  • Feb 9 2008 - Peggy celebrates her 48th birthday on the station
  • Feb 10 2008 - Flight Day 4 Wakeup Call V "Maenner" for ESA astronaut German Schlegal
  • Feb 11 2008 - Flight Day 5 Wakeup Call V "Fly Like an Eagle" for Leland
  • Feb 11 2008 EVA 1 - Installation of the Columbus lab on the starboard port of Harmony n
  • Feb 12 2008 - Columbus hatch open for the first time n
  • Feb 12 2008 - Flight Day 6 Wake up Call [1] "Dream Come True" for Mission Specialist Rex Walheim.
  • Feb 12 2008 - EVA 2 - P1 Truss Nitrogen (N2) assembly installation
  • Feb 13 2008 - Flight Day 7 Wake Up Call V "Oysters and Pearls" for Pilot Alan Poindexter
  • Feb 15 2008 - Leland celebrates his birthday in the Shuttle.
  • Feb 15 2008 - EVA 3 - Installation of SOLAR Telescope and EuTEF n
  • Feb XX 2008 - News conference with both crews V
  • Feb 20 2008 - Atlantis returns Daniel Tani n to Earth. It lands V on Feb 20. Welcome Home V

Between Shuttle Missions[]

Jules Verne prep: Moscow ready to support n. Pre-flight briefing (Jan 31) V 2 General ATV n n n n n. Placed atop launcher n Delayed a Day W Nasa Launch Coverage n Rocket Set to launch n n n n

  • Feb 28 2008 - Station Boosted for Endeavor and Soyuz n n
  • Feb 29 2008 - WAICO plant experiment, first on the Columbus Lab, activated n
  • Mar 9 2008 - ATV-1 Jules Verne (W e^.) V (the first ATV) launches n n . minor glitch n

n

STS-123[]

Preflight Activities: Tank mated to SRB V. Press V.
Kibo Anticipation: n
Dextre Anticipation: Dextre Ready n
Crew:Commander Dominic Gorie W (STS-91 MIR; STS-99, SRTM; STS-108, Raffaello), Pilot Gregory H. Johnson W, and Mission Specialists Richard M. Linnehan W (STS-78, Spacelab; STS-90, Spacelab; STS-109, Hubble), Robert Behnken W, Michael J. Foreman W, and Takao Doi W n(STS-87, Spacelab; JAXA)
PayloadELM-PS (JEM Pressurized), SPDM (Special Purpose Dexterous Manipulator)

  • Mar 11 2008 - STS-123 W V - Shuttle Endeavor launches, delivers Garret E. Reisman W to Expedition 16.
  • Mar 12 2008 - ATV CAM (Collision Avoidance Maneuver) Demo
  • Mar 12 2008 - Endeavor docking
  • EVA 1 - Installation of ELM-PS and Dextre assembly (Richard M. Linnehan & Garrett E. Reisman)
  • EVA 2 - Dextre assembly (cont.) (Linnehan & Michael J. Foreman)
  • EVA 3 - Dextre assembly (cont.) (Linnehan & Bob Behnken)
  • EVA 4 - Replacement of Remote Power Control Module and test of tile repair material (Behnken & Foremen)
  • EVA 5 - Storage of Shuttle Orbiter Boom Sensor System on the Station (Behnken & Foremen)
  • Mar 2008 Endeavor installs the JEM-ELM (Experimental Logistics Module)
  • Mar 18 2008 ATV1 Parking Orbit (loiter)
  • Mar 24 2008 Endeavor undocks
  • Mar 26 2008 Endeavor returns Léopold Eyharts to Earth

Post-Shuttle Missions[]

  • Mar 31 2008 - Jules Verne ATV in close proximity to station
  • Apr 3 2008 - Jules Verne docks with station
  • Apr 7 2008 - Progress M-63 (W e^.) undocks

Expedition 17[]

  • <preflight activities> - Kimchi goes to space n
  • Apr 8 2008 - Soyuz TMA-12 (W R e^.) W- Launch, carrying Expedition 17 W crew members Sergei Volkov W (RSA, Commander), Oleg Kononenko W (RSA, Flight Engineer), and Ko San (South Korea, Spaceflight Participant, the first Korean astronaut). It will also bring a UN Flag n
  • Apr 10 Soyuz TMA-12 (W R e^.) docking

Russian Port Configuration: Zvezda Aft - ; Zvezda Zenith - ; PIRS - ; Zarya -

  • Apr 19 2008 - Soyuz TMA-11 (W R e^.) returns Yuri Malenchenko, Peggy Whitson, and Ko San
  • May 10 2008 - Soyuz TMA-12 (W R e^.) relocation (from DC1 to FGB nadir port)
  • May 14 2008 - Progress M-64 (W e^.) Launch
  • May 16 2008 - Progress M-64 (W e^.) Docking (DC1)

STS-124[]

  • May 25 2008 - STS-124 W - Shuttle Discovery launches, delivers JEM-PM and Gregory Chamitoff W (NASA, MS -> FE2 -> MS). Crew is Commander Mark E. Kelly, Pilot Kenneth Ham, and Mission Specialists Karen L. Nyberg, Ronald J. Garan, Jr., Michael E. Fossum, and Akihiko Hoshide (JAXA)
  • May 2008 Discovery installs the JEM-PM (Pressurized Module)
  • Jun 5 2008 - Discovery returns Garret Reisman to Earth

Post-Shuttle Missions[]

  • Sep 29 2008 - Jules Verne re-entry

Expedition 18[]

  • Oct 12 2008 - Soyuz TMA-13 (W R e^.) W- Launch, carrying Expedition 18 W crew members Salizhan Sharipov (RSA, Commander), Michael Fincke (NASA, Flight Engineer), and Richard Garriott (US Space Adventures Tourist)

Russian Port Configuration: Zvezda Aft - ; Zvezda Zenith - ; PIRS - ; Zarya -

  • Oct 2008 - Soyuz TMA-12 (W R e^.) returns Sergei Volkov, Oleg Kononenko, and Richard Garriott to Earth

STS-126[]

  • Oct 16 2008 - STS-126 W - Endeavour launches, bringing the Leonardo MPLM

STS-119[]

  • Mar 15 2009 (postponed) - STS-119 W Discovery launches and delivers the S6 Truss solar array. It brings Koichi Wakata W (JAXA, first member of 1st 6-man Exp 20 to board) to Expedition 18 to the station. Crew members include commander Lee J. Archambault W, pilot Dominic A. Antonelli W, mission specialists John L. Phillips W and Steven R. Swanson W and mission specialist educators Joseph M. Acaba W and Richard R. Arnold W
  • Mar 17 2009 - Docked with station
  • Mar 25 2009 - Undocked from station
  • Mar 28 2009 - Discovery lands, returning Sandra Magnus to Earth

Post-Shuttle Missions[]

  • 2009 - ATV 2 flight

Expedition 19[]

  • Mar 26 2009 - Soyuz TMA-14 (W R e^.) launches N Expedition 19 W crew members Gennady Padalka W (Russia, Exp 19 and 20 Cdr), Michael Barratt W (NASA), and space tourist Charles Simonyi W (his second trip)
  • Mar 28 2009 - Soyuz TMA-14 (W R e^.) docks N @ Zvezda Aft

Russian Port Configuration: Zvezda Aft - Soyuz TMA-14 (W R e^.); Zvezda Zenith - ; PIRS - ; Zarya -

  • Apr 8 2009 - Soyuz TMA-13 (W R e^.) lands
  • May 6 2009 - Progress M-66 (W e^.) undocks from PIRS
  • May 7 2009 - Progress M-02M (W e^.) launches
  • May 12 2009 - Progress M-02M (W e^.) docks to PIRS

Early Six-Man Crew Era[]

Expedition 20[]

  • May 27 2009 - Soyuz TMA-15 (W R e^.) launches N, carrying expedition 20 W crew members Roman Romanenko W, Frank De Winne W (ESA, EXP 21 CDR), and Robert Thirsk W (First Canadian to fly on a Soyuz).
  • May 27 2009 - Note that STS-125 Shuttle Servicing mission launched, landing May 24th
  • May 29 2009 - Soyuz TMA-15 (W R e^.) docks N @ Zarya, this marks the beginning of 6 crew operations. - Gennady Padalka continues as Commander - 1st time all 5 international partners represented, NASA (Michael Barratt), Roscosmos (Gennady Padalka, Roman Romanenko), JAXA (Koichi Wakata), ESA (Frank De Winne), CSA (Robert Thirsk)

Russian Port Configuration: Zvezda Aft - ; Zvezda Zenith - ; PIRS - ; Zarya - Soyuz TMA-15 (W R e^.)

  • Jun 30 2009 - Progress M-02M (W e^.) undocks

STS-127[]

Cargo: Kibo JEM Exposed Facility and Kibo ELM Exposed Section W

  • Jul 15 2009 - Endeavor launches mission STS-127 W, delivers Timothy Kopra W to expedition
  • Jul 17 2009 - Endeavor docks N
  • Jul 28 2009 - Endeavor undocks N, leaves with Koichi Wakata W, the first to participate in 5 consecutive missions
  • Jul 29 2009 - Progress M-67 (W e^.) Undocks
  • Jul 31 2009 - Endeavor lands

STS-128[]

  • Aug 28 2009 - Discovery launches mission STS-128 W, delivers Nicole Stott W to expedition
  • Aug 30 2009 - Discovery docks N
  • Sep 8 2009 - Discovery undocks N, leaves with Timothy Kopra
  • Sep 10 2009 - H-II Transfer Vehicle W HTV-1 [2]
  • Sep 11 2009 - Discovery lands

Post-Shuttle Missions[]

  • Sep 17 2009 - HTV-1 docks @ Harmony Nadir port
  • Sep 20 2009 - Progress M-67 (W e^.) undocks

Expedition 21[]

  • Sep 30 2009 - Soyuz TMA-16 (W R e^.) launches N, carrying Expedition 21 W crew members Maksim Surayev W (Russia, third 2nd generation space traveler), Jeffrey Williams W (NASA, EXP 22 CDR), and space tourist W (French Canadian) - This marks the first time 3 Soyuz were in space at the same time
  • Oct 10 2009 - Soyuz TMA-16 (W R e^.) docks N @ Zvezda Aft - Frank De Winne becomes commander (1st from ESA)

Port Configuration: Zvezda Aft - Soyuz TMA-16 (W R e^.); Zvezda Zenith - ; PIRS - ; Zarya - ; Harmony nadir - HTV-1

  • Oct 11 2009 - Soyuz TMA-14 (W R e^.) lands, returning space tourist Guy Laliberté
  • Oct 14 2009 - Progress M-03M (W e^.) N
  • Oct 17 2009 - Progress M-03M (W e^.) docks N
  • Oct 30 2009 - HTV-1 Undocks
  • Nov 2 2009 - HTV-1 Orbit Decay
  • Nov 10 2009 - Progress M-MIM2 (W e^.) launches, which delivered the Mini-Research Module 2 (MRM 2, Poisk) Module
  • Nov 12 2009 - Progress M-MIM2 (W e^.) docks at Zvezda Zenith with Poisk

STS-129[]

  • Nov 16 2009 - Atlantis launches STS-129 W mission
  • Nov 18 2009 - Atlantis docks N
  • Nov 25 2009 - Atlantis undocks N, returns Nicole Stott, bringing # of ISS expedition crew down to 5
  • Nov 27 2009 - Atlantis lands

Post Shuttle Missions[]

  • Dec 1 2009 - Soyuz TMA-15 (W R e^.) lands N

Expedition 22[]

  • Nov 30 2009 - Expedition 22 W launches
  • Dec 1 2009 - Soyuz TMA-15 (W R e^.) lands
  • Dec 8 2009 - Progress M-MIM2 (W e^.) undocks from Poisk
  • Dec 20 2009 - Soyuz TMA-17 (W R e^.) launches N, carrying Expedition 22 W crew members Oleg Kotov (WNi e) (EXP 23 CDR), Timothy Creamer (WNi e), Soichi Noguchi (WNi e)
  • Dec 22 2009 - Soyuz TMA-17 (W R e^.) docks N @ Zarya - Jeffrey Williams becomes commander

Russian Port Configuration: Zvezda Aft - ; Poisk - ; PIRS - ; Zarya - Soyuz_TMA-17

  • Jan 21 2010 - Soyuz TMA-16 (W R e^.) relocated to zenith Poisk module - 1st time Poisk was used
  • Jan 29 2010 - Reboost demo V
  • Feb 3 2010 - Progress M-04M (W e^.) launches
  • Feb 4 2010 - Progress M-04M (W e^.) docks N @ Zvezda Aft port - first time 4 Russian crafts docked at the same time; Soyuz TMA-16 (W R e^.) @ Poisk Module; Soyuz TMA-17 (W R e^.) @ Zarya; Progress M-03M (W e^.) @ PIRS

STS-130[]

Cargo: Tranquility (Node 3) W; Cupola W V

  • Feb 8 2010 - Endeavor launches STS-130 W
  • Feb 10 2010 - Endeavor docks N
  • Feb 20 2010 - Endeavor undocks N
  • Feb 21 2010 - Endeavor lands

Post Shuttle Missions[]

  • Mar 18 2010 - Soyuz TMA-16 (W R e^.) lands N (returns only 2 crew to Earth, as the third one was a space tourist who returned earlier, paving the way for a return to 6 crew members with the next Soyuz)

Expedition 23[]

  • Mar 18 2010 - Expedition 23 W begins - Oleg Kotov (WNi e) becomes commander
  • Apr 2 2010 - Soyuz TMA-18 (W R e^.) - launch N, carrying Expedition 23 crew members Aleksandr Skvortsov W (Soyuz Commander, EXP 24 CDR), Mikhail Korniyenko W (Russia), and Tracy Dyson W (NASA)
  • Apr 4 2010 - Soyuz TMA-18 (W R e^.) docks N @ Poisk, crew expands back to 6, first time to have 3 cosmonauts

Russian Port Configuration: Zvezda Aft - Progress M-04M (W e^.); Poisk - Soyuz TMA-18 (W R e^.); PIRS - Progress M-03M (W e^.); Zarya - Soyuz TMA-17 (W R e^.)

STS-131[]

Cargo: Multi-Purpose Logistics Module (MPLM) W Leonardo, carried food, science supplies, third and final Minus Eighty Degree Laboratory Freezer for ISS (MELFI) W, Window Orbital Research Facility (WORF) W, one Crew Quarters Rack, the Muscle Atrophy Resistive Exercise (MARES) rack W, Resupply Stowage Racks (RSRs), Resupply Stowage Platforms (RSPs).
- Lightweight Multi-Purpose Equipment Support Structure Carrier (LMC), carried a refurbished Ammonia Tank Assembly (ATA)
- TriDAR W

  • Apr 5 2010 (FD1) - STS-131 W launches
  • Apr 7 2010 (FD3) - docks N; Rendezvous Pitch Maneuver V crew comes aboard V
  • Apr 17 2010 (FD13) - undocks N
  • Apr 20 2010 (FD16) - landing

Between Shuttle Missions[]

  • Apr 22 2010 - Progress M-03M (W e^.) undocks from PIRS
  • Apr 28 2010 - Progress M-05M (W e^.) launches
  • May 1 2010 - Progress M-05M (W e^.) docks at PIRS N
  • May 10 2010 - Progress M-04M (W e^.) undocks from Zvezda to study Earth for a few months autonomously N N N
  • May 12 2010 - Soyuz TMA-17 (W R e^.) moved from Zarya FCB to Zvezda to free up space for the arrival of MIM-1 (Rassvet); to redock n; docked nnn

STS-132[]

Cargo: Mini-Research Module 1 (MRM 1, Rassvet) W (stowed with European Robotic Arm Spare Elbow, Nauca's airlock and radiation heat exchanger), portable work platform for science hardware for performing experiments;
Integrated Cargo Carrier-Vertical Light Deployable (ICC-VLD) W (pallet holding a Ku-band Space to Ground Antenna (SGANT), SGANT boom assembly, Enhanced Orbital replacement Unit (ORU) Temporary Platform (EOTP) for the Canadian Dextre robotic arm extension, Video and Power Grapple fixtures (PVGF) and six new battery ORUs)
Pre-launch: nn

  • May 14 2010 - STS-132 W V launches
  • EVA 1 - install a spare space-to-ground Ku-band antenna; install a new tool platform on Dextre; break the torque on bolts holding batteries in place on the truss, in preparation for their removal
  • EVA 2 - remove and replace three of the six batteries on the port truss
  • EVA 3 - install the final three new batteries on the truss
  • May 26 2010 - landing

Post-Shuttle Missions[]

  • Jun 1 2010 - Soyuz TMA-17 (W R e^.) lands

Expedition 24[]

  • Jun 1 2010 - Expedition 24 W begins - Mikhail Korniyenko (WNi e) becomes commander
  • Jun 15 2010 - Soyuz TMA-19 (W R e^.) launches, carrying Expedition 24 crew members Fyodor Yurchikhin W (Soyuz Commander), Shannon Walker W (first astronaut from Houston), Douglas Wheelock W (NASA)
  • TBD - Soyuz TMA-19 (W R e^.) docks

Russian Port Configuration: Zvezda Aft - Soyuz TMA-17 (W R e^.); Poisk - Soyuz TMA-18 (W R e^.); PIRS - Progress M-05M (W e^.); Rassvet - Soyuz TMA-19 (W R e^.)

  • Jun 2010 - 1st Falcon 9 launch test; preview n; delayed n
  • Jun 28 2010 - Progress M-06M (W e^.) launches
  • Jun 30 2010 - Progress M-06M (W e^.) docks @ Zvezda port
  • Jul 1 2010 - Progress M-04M (W e^.), which had undocked two months earlier and flying autonomously deorbits
  • Jul 2010 - COTS 1 (C1, Dragon Demo flight 1) - launch and orbit maneuver and recovery - scheduled n
  • Jul 26 2010 - Progress M-05M (W e^.) undocks from PIRS
  • Aug 30 2010 - Progress M-06M (W e^.) undocks from Zvezda
  • Aug 31 2010 - Progress M-07M (W e^.) launches

STS-133[]

Cargo: Pressurized Multipurpose Module (Leonardo) W ; ExPRESS Logistics Carrier [3]; Robonaut2 [4]

  • Sep 16 2010 - STS-133 W launches
  • Sep 26 2010 - landing

Expedition 25[]

  • Sep 29 2010 - Soyuz TMA-01M (W R e^.) launches, carrying Expedition 25 W crew members Aleksandr Kaleri [5] (Soyuz Cmdr), Scott Kelly W (NASA), and Oleg Skripochka W (Russia)
  • TBD - Soyuz TMA-01M (W R e^.) docks

Russian Port Configuration: Zvezda Aft - ; Poisk - ; PIRS - ; Rassvet -

  • Sep 2010 - Soyuz TMA-18 (W R e^.) from lands
  • Oct 27 2010 - Progress M-08M (W e^.)
  • Nov 18 2010 - ATV-2 Johannes Kepler (W e^.) launches; Sent to Korou n

Expedition 26[]

  • Nov 30 2010 - Soyuz TMA-20 (W R e^.) W launches, carrying Expedition 26 W members Dmitri Kondratyev W, Catherine Coleman W, and Paolo Nespoli W (Italy)
  • TBD - Soyuz TMA-20 (W R e^.) docks

Russian Port Configuration: Zvezda Aft - ; Poisk - ; PIRS - ; Rassvet -

STS-134[]

Cargo: MAUI, SEITI, RAMBO-2, SIMPLEX, its Orbiter Boom Sensor System (OBSS) W, Alpha Magnetic Spectrometer W, ExPRESS Logistics Carrier 3 W, Materials on International Space Station Experiment 8 (MISSE) W

  • Nov 2010 - STS-134 W launches - final shuttle mission
  • Dec 27 2010 - Progress M-09M (W e^.) launches

Post Shuttle Era[]

  • Mar 2011 - COTS 2 (C2, Dragon Demo flight 2) - ISS flyby - delayed n
  • Mar 2011 - Expedition 27 W launches
  • May 2011 - COTS 3 (C3, Dragon Demo flight 3)- ISS dock and cargo mission
  • Jun 2011 - First Dragon Commercial Resupply Services mission
  • 2011 - ATV-3 Edoardo Amaldi (W e^.)
  • Dec 2011 - Nauka (Multipurpose Laboratory Module, MLM) with European Robotic Arm (ERA) launches on a Russian Proton rocket
  • 2012 - ATV-4 (W e^.)
  • 2013 - ATV-5 (W e^.)

Components[]

Tours[]

  • Flyaround Tour V News on Nasa Tour V
  • Six Months in the Space Station V ISS Daily Life V

Pressurized Modules[]

  • {Soyuz or Progress or ATV}
  • Zvezda Module
  • Zarya Module
    • N - {Soyuz or Progress} (temporary)
    • N - Multipurpose Laboratory Module (future)
  • PMA-1
  • Unity Node
    • P - PMA-3 (temporary)
    • Z - Z1 Truss Segment
      • Z1 - PMA-3 (past, temporary)
      • Z2 - P6 Truss Segment (past, temporary)
    • S - Quest Airlock
    • N - {MPLM}
    • N - Node 3 (future)
      • N - PMA-3 (future location)
      • F - Cupola (future)
  • PMA-2 (past, temporary)
  • Destiny Lab
    • Z - S0 Truss Segment
  • PMA-2 (past, temporary)
  • Harmony Node
    • P - JEM-PM
    • Z - JEM-ELM (future, temporary)
    • Z - CAM (cancelled)
    • S - Columbus Lab E
    • N - Multipurpose Laboratory Module - (future, temporary)
  • PMA-2
  • {Space Shuttle}

Integrated Truss[]

  • S6 Truss Segment (future) (Solar Arrays)
  • S5 Truss Segment (Spacer)
  • S3/4 Truss Assembly (Solar Arrays)
  • S1 Truss Segment (Starboard Side Thermal Radiator Truss)
  • S0 Truss Segment (Center Integrated Truss Assembly Starboard 0 Truss)
  • P1 Truss Segment (Port Side Thermal Radiator Truss)
  • P3/4 Truss Assembly (Solar Arrays)
  • P5 Truss Segment
  • P6 Truss Segment (Solar Arrays)

System Components[]

Support Vehicles[]

  • Space Shuttle
    • Shuttle Columbia - a Space Shuttle
    • Shuttle Atlantis - another Space Shuttle
    • Shuttle Discovery - another Space Shuttle
    • Shuttle Endeavor - another Space Shuttle
  • Soyuz
  • Progress Spacecraft - a cargo vehicle X
  • Automated Transfer Vehicle


Future

  • H-II Transfer Vehicle (HTV)
  • Dragon
  • Orion - a replacement space shuttle under construction
  • COTS (Commercial Orbital Transportation Services) W - a program to find a private delivery transport the ISS. Orbital wins n
    • Cygnus W
    • COTS 2 - a program to find a private spaceflight capacity to travel to the ISS

Soyuz[]

Soyuz TM

Soyuz TMA

(current)

  • Soyuz TMA-17 (W R e^.) - Oleg Kotov (WNi e), Timothy Creamer (WNi e),Soichi Noguchi (WNi e)
  • Soyuz TMA-18 (W R e^.) - Aleksandr Skvortsov (WNi e), Mikhail Korniyenko (WNi e),Tracy Caldwell Dyson (WNi e)

(planned)

  • Soyuz TMA-19 (W R e^.) - Fyodor Yurchikhin (W e), Shannon Walker (W e),Douglas H. Wheelock (W e)
  • Soyuz TMA-01M (W R e^.)
  • Soyuz TMA-20 (W R e^.)
  • Soyuz TMA-21 (W R e^.)


Progress[]

Past

  • Progress M1-3 (W e^.)
  • Progress M1-4 (W e^.)
  • Progress M-44 (W e^.)
  • Progress M1-6 (W e^.)
  • Progress M-45 (W e^.)
  • Progress M-SO1 (W e^.)
  • Progress M1-7 (M1-7 W e^.)
  • Progress M1-8 (M1-8 W e^.)
  • Progress M-46 (M-46 W e^.)
  • Progress M1-9 (W e^.)
  • Progress M-47 (W e^.)
  • Progress M1-10 (W e^.)
  • Progress M-48 (W e^.)
  • Progress M1-11 (W e^.)
  • Progress M-49 (W e^.)
  • Progress M-50 (W e^.)
  • Progress M-51 (W e^.)
  • Progress M-52 (W e^.)
  • Progress M-53 (W e^.)
  • Progress M-54 (W e^.)
  • Progress M-55 (W e^.)
  • Progress M-56 (W e^.)
  • Progress M-57 (W e^.)
  • Progress M-58 (W e^.)
  • Progress M-59 (W e^.)
  • Progress M-60 (W e^.)
  • Progress M-61 (W e^.)
  • Progress M-62 (W e^.)
  • Progress M-63 (W e^.)
  • Progress M-64 (W e^.)
  • Progress M-65 (W e^.)
  • Progress M-01M (W e^.)
  • Progress M-66 (W e^.)
  • Progress M-02M (W e^.)
  • Progress M-67 (W e^.)
  • Progress M-03M (W e^.)
  • Progress M-MIM2 (W e^.)

Current

  • Progress M-04M (W e^.)
  • Progress M-05M (W e^.)

Planned

  • Progress M-06M (W e^.)
  • Progress M-07M (W e^.)
  • Progress M-08M (W e^.)
  • Progress M-09M (W e^.)
  • Progress M-10M (W e^.)
  • Progress M-11M (W e^.)
  • Progress M-12M (W e^.)
  • Progress M-13M (W e^.)
  • Progress M-14M (W e^.)
  • Progress M1-01M (W e^.)
  • Progress M-15M (W e^.)
  • Progress M-16M (W e^.)

ATVs[]

Automated Transfer Vehicle W
Past

  • ATV-1 Jules Verne (W e^.)

Planned

  • ATV-2 Johannes Kepler (W e^.)
  • ATV-3 Edoardo Amaldi (W e^.)
  • ATV-4 (W e^.)
  • ATV-5 (W e^.)

Support Modules[]

MPLM - Multi-purpose Logistics Modules

  • Leonardo - an MPLM (Multi-purpose Logistics Module) carried by a space shuttle and berthed to Unity for transfering cargo to the space station.
  • Raffaello - another MPLM
  • Donatello - another MPLM


  • SPACEHAB Module - A cargo module delivered via Space Shuttle

Future

  • ARCTUS - a cargo ship

Rockets[]

  • Soyuz FG Launch Vehicle
  • Falcon 9 - SpaceX to support COTS. Delayed n

Support Satellites[]

  • Artemis n Geostationary satellite controlled at Belgium that is sometimes used to support ATV flights

Ground Operations[]

Control Centers[]

  • Nasa's Flight Control Center at Johnson Space Center in Houston, Texas - Nasa's Flight Control Room (ISS Mission Control)
  • Payload control center at Marshal Spaceflight Center in Huntsville, Alabama (POC)
  • Russian Mission Control Center in Moscow suburb of Koiloft (ISS Mission Control)
  • CSA's Mobile Servicing Systems Operations Complex in St. Hubert, near Montreal, Canada (MSS Control)
  • Columbus Control Centre, German Aerospace Center (DLR), Oberpfaffenhofen, Germany: E - ESA
  • Toulous France Control Center for Automated Transfer Vehicle
  • JAXA Control Teams at Tsukuba Space Center (JEM/HTV Control Center)

Launch Sites[]

  • Baikonur Cosmodrome - Launch center for the Soyuz

n

  • Kourou - Europe's spaceport, launches ATVs and Progress vehicles* Eastern Shore Spaceport - Could become a key outpost for commercial flights to the space station after shuttle retires

Subsystem Components[]

Medical Equipment[]

  • ISS Ultrasound P
    • Will support the Braslet N experiment, which will find better bloodflow ultrasound techniques and evaluate the effectiveness of the Russian Braslet-M
  • Braslet-M P - Restricts bloodflow
  • CBPD P (Continuous Blood Pressure Device) - measures Blood Pressure through the fingertips.
    • Supports the CCISS N (Cardiovascular and Cerebrovascular Control on Return from ISS) experiment.
  • Holter Monitor P (Del Mar DigiCorder Model 483 Holter Monitor) - continuously records ECG of ambulatory subject
  • Actiwatch P (MiniMitter Actiwatch) - small wrist or ankle device that simultaneously detects body movement.

Science Experiments[]

  • International Standard Payload Rack
  • KUBIK Incubator P - Support life science experiments
    • Support the AT-Space N (Arabidopsis Thaliana in Space: Perception of Gravity, Signal Transduction and Graviresponse in Higher Plants) experiment
    • Biokin Container P - Supports Biokin N (Microbial Growth Kinetics Under Conditions of Microgravity), which studies bacterial growth for application of biofilters.

Zvezda Module[]

  • ARISS hardward P - Used with ARISS (Amateur Radio on the International Space Station) N experiment to communicate to school children over ham radio
  • Alteino P - Used with ALTCRISS (Alteino Long Term Cosmic Ray Measurements on board the International Space Station) N experiment to measure space radiation environment over time and place and test different shielding materials

Destiny Lab[]

  • Current Destiny Lab Experiment Payloads
    • Microgravity Science Glovebox
    • Human Research Facility
    • 5 Various Science Racks
  • Payload Unknown
    • ALTEA helmet PP - Used in ALTEA (Anomalous Long Term Effects in Astronauts' Central Nervous System) N experiment (ISA) for studying effect of radiation on central nervous system
    • BCAT-3 (Binary Colloidal Alloy Test) sample holder hardware P. Supports 3 experiments. (1) Binary Alloy (BCAT-3-BA). (2) Critical Point (BCAT-3-CP) (3) Surface Crystallization (BCAT-3-SC) [6].
    • BCAT-4 sample holder hardware - The first investigation is Critical Point BCAT-3-4-CP W(continuation of BCAT-3-CP). The second investigation is Polydispersal BCAT-4-Poly.

Columbus Lab[]

  • Current Payloads in Columbus Lab
    • Biolab W - supports experiments on micro-organisms, cells and tissue cultures, and even small plants and small insects.
      • WAICO (Waving and Coiling of Arabidopsis Roots at Different g-levels) N experiment, plant roots, 1st Columbus experiment activated
    • EPM W (European Physiology Modules Facility) - a set of experiments that will be used to investigate the effects of long-duration spaceflight on the human body. Experiment results will also contibute to an increased understanding of age-related bone loss, balance disorders and other ailments back on Earth.
    • FSL W (Fluid Science Laboratory) - will accommodate experiments in the strange behaviour of weightless liquids. These too, could bring far-reaching benefits on Earth: better ways to clean up oil spills, for example, and even improved manufacture of optical lenses.
    • EDR W (European Drawer Rack) - is a modular and flexible experiment carrier system for a large variety of scientific disciplines, providing basic accommodation and resources for experiment modules housed within standardised drawers and lockers.
    • ETC (European Transport Carrier) - accommodates items for transport and stowage. In orbit ETC will serve as a workbench and stowage facility.

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External Science Experiments[]

  • Current External Experiments on Columbus Lab
    • EuTEF (European Technology Exposure Facility) - carries experiments requiring exposure to the space environment.
    • SOLAR W (Solar Monitoring Observatory) - a platform with three scientific instruments to study solar-related phenomena.
  • Cosmic Ray Device supports the AMS (Alpha Magnetic Spectrometer) experiment. Delivery scrubbed, looking for 2nd chance n n

EVA Support System[]

  • Power Data Grapple Fixtures
  • Robotic Work Station RWS (LCD Screen)

Electrical System[]

  • Solar Array Wing (SAW)
  • Beta Gimbal Assembly (BGA)
  • Solar Alpha Rotary Joint (SARJ)
  • Utility Transfer Assembly (UTA)
  • Sequential Shunt Unit (SSU)
  • Battery Charge/Discharge Unit (BCDU)
  • DCSU
  • Battery Assembly
  • IEA
  • Radiators
  • Solar Array Blanket
  • Solar Array
  • Solar Array Blanket Box
  • Station-to-Shuttle Power Transfer System (only on PMA-2)

Equipment[]

Spacesuits

  • Orlan space suit - Russian space suit

Organizations[]

  • NASA - National Air and Space Administration (US)
  • ESA - European Space Agency
  • RSA - Russian Space Agency
  • Angkasawan program - Malaysian space program

Other Space Stations[]

Previous Space Stations[]

  • Salyut Program
    • Salyut 1 (1971-1971)
    • DOS 2 (1972, launch failure)
    • Salyut 2/Almaz (1973, failed shortly after launch)
    • Cosmos 557 (1973, re-entered 11 days after launch)
    • Salyut 3/Almaz (1974) (1 crew and 1 failed docking)
    • Salyut 4 (1975) (2 crews)
    • Salyut 5/Almaz (1975) (2 crews and 1 failed docking)
    • Salyut 6 (1977-1981) (16 crews)
    • Salyut 7 (1982-1986) (10 crews)
  • Skylab (1973-1974) (3 crews)
  • Mir (1986-2000) (28 crews)

Planned Stations Replaced by ISS[]

  • Space Station Freedom -> Space Station Alpha
  • Mir 2
  • Space Station Columbus
  • Space Station Kibo

Station Visitors[]

Spaceflight Participants[]

  • Soyuz TM-31 W - None - Expedition 1
  • Soyuz TM-32 W - Dennis Tito W - First paying space tourist, American
  • Soyuz TM-33 W - None - entire party stayed only for 8 days
  • Soyuz TM-34 W - Mark Shuttleworth [7] - South African entrepreneur, "First African in space", 2nd space tourist
  • Soyuz TMA-1 W - Would have been American musician Lance Bass W, but his trip was cancelled
  • Soyuz TMA-2 W - None - only 2 crew members
  • Soyuz TMA-3 W - Pedro Duque [8] - Spanish ESA astronaut
  • Soyuz TMA-4 W - André Kuipers W - Dutch ESA astronaut
  • Soyuz TMA-5 W - [[Yuri Shargin] W - First Russian military cosmonaut on station
  • Soyuz TMA-6 W - Roberto Vittori W - Italian ESA astronaut
  • Soyuz TMA-7 W - Gregory Olsen W - American entrepreneur, third space tourist
  • Soyuz TMA-8 W - Marcos Pontes - First Brazilian Astronaut and first native Portuguese speaker in space
  • Soyuz TMA-9 W - Anousheh Ansari - Iranian space tourist. First female muslim and first Iranian in space
  • Soyuz TMA-10 W - Charles Simonyi W - Hungarian software architect, 5th space tourist
  • Soyuz TMA-11 W - Sheikh Muszaphar Shukor W - First Malaysian astronaut, Spaceflight Participant
  • Soyuz TMA-12 W - Ko San - First Korean astronaut
  • Soyuz TMA-13 W - Richard Garriott - American game developer

Station Orbit[]

  • 52 degrees inclination, has the potential to flyby England to the southernmost part of South America
  • Completes one orbit every 90 minutes
  • Goes by Universal Time.
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