ISS Status Report

ISS Status Report

Packet Module Status - July 25, 2017

ISS Status Report

ARISS has received several reports stating that the packet system on ISS is down. Here is what we know and our current forward plan.

The packet system in the Columbus module started to act up late last week, sending only a beacon. The ARISS team requested a power recycle by the crew, and with that power recycle, the packet system appears to have stop functioning completely. Note that this unit has been on-orbit for 17 years. It was launched on the STS-106 Space Shuttle Atlantis mission in September 2000 and was built, tested and certified for flight about 20 years ago.

N5VHO – Wed, 2017 – 07 – 26 07:26

Eye Exams, Physics and Departure Preps for Station Crew

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The International Space Station’s Expedition 38 crew supported a wide range of experiments Tuesday while three crew members get set for their journey back to Earth after nearly six months in space.

N5VHO – Wed, 2014 – 03 – 05 14:32

Spacewalk Dress Rehearsal and Robotics for Station Crew

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The Expedition 30 crew members living and working aboard the International Space Station conducted a spacewalk dress rehearsal and a series of robotics tests Tuesday. They also worked with a variety of scientific research from around the world and continued the upkeep and maintenance of the systems aboard the orbiting laboratory.

N5VHO – Wed, 2012 – 02 – 15 11:51

Crew Gears up for Spacewalk, Works on Science

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Gearing up for Thursday’s spacewalk, Flight Engineers Oleg Kononenko and Anton Shkaplerov of the International Space Station’s Expedition 30 crew installed new sensors in their Orlan spacesuits and conducted a translation exercise in the Pirs docking compartment’s airlock Monday. The exercise tested their mobility in advance of a dress rehearsal to test the suits’ systems on Tuesday.

N5VHO – Tue, 2012 – 02 – 14 12:24

Spacesuit Checks Continue, Crew Focuses on Science

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The hatches between the Pirs docking compartment and the Progress 46 cargo craft have been closed and leak checks completed. The hatch closure allows Flight Engineers Anatoly Shkaplerov and Oleg Kononenko to exit Pirs after depressurization for a spacewalk on Feb. 16.

N5VHO – Mon, 2012 – 02 – 13 15:09

Soyuz Rolls Out to Launch Pad; Crew Works on Science

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The Soyuz TMA-03M spacecraft that will carry new Expedition 30 Flight Engineers Oleg Kononenko, Don Pettit and Andre Kuipers into space rolled out to the launch pad Monday at Baikonur Cosmodrome in Kazakhstan. The launch is scheduled for Wednesday at 8:16 a.m. EST, with NASA TV coverage beginning at 7:30 a.m. The Soyuz will dock to the International Space Station Friday morning.

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N5VHO – Tue, 2011 – 12 – 20 08:00

Crew Focuses on Medical, Science Activities

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Aboard the International Space Station Monday, Expedition 30 Commander Dan Burbank and Flight Engineer Anton Shkaplerov checked out the Crew Medical Restraint System (CMRS). The board-like CMRS can be secured to the station structure to provide a patient restraint surface for performing emergency medical procedures. This checkout serves as part of Crew Medical Officer proficiency training as well as maintenance on the CMRS.

N5VHO – Tue, 2011 – 12 – 13 12:23

Crew Works on Colloid Experiment, Maintenance

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Aboard the International Space Station, Expedition 30 Commander Dan Burbank worked with the Preliminary Advanced Colloids Experiment-2, or PACE-2, on Monday. Housed in the Fluids Integrated Rack, PACE-2 studies the effects of vibration on particles suspended in fluid in the space environment. This work aids in the development and optimization of crew procedures for the future Advanced Colloids Experiment, also known as ACE.

N5VHO – Tue, 2011 – 12 – 06 13:47

Station Crew Conducts Emergency Drill

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The International Space Station’s Expedition 30 crew – Commander Dan Burbank and Flight Engineers Anton Shkaplerov and Anatoly Ivanishin – performed science experiments and participated in an emergency drill Tuesday.

Burbank, a NASA astronaut, began his workday almost immediately after the crew’s regular 1 a.m. EST wakeup time as he conducted the Reaction Self Test. This 5-minute test helps crew members objectively identify any impacts to their performance caused by sleep loss, fatigue and disruptions to circadian rhythms.

N5VHO – Tue, 2011 – 11 – 29 15:31

Expedition 29 to Return to Earth

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Monday is homecoming day for Expedition 29 Commander Mike Fossum and Flight Engineers Satoshi Furukawa and Sergei Volkov. The trio is slated to land in the steppe of Kazakhstan aboard their Soyuz TMA-02M spacecraft at 9:25 p.m. EST (8:25 a.m. Tuesday Kazakhstan time) northeast of the remote town of Arkalyk.

Expedition 29 is set to undock from the International Space Station in the Soyuz vehicle at 6 p.m. Hatches closed between the Soyuz and the station at 2:41 p.m.

N5VHO – Mon, 2011 – 11 – 21 16:35

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