Category Archives: International Space Station

Russian Ship Brings Cargo to the International Space Station

A big part of running the International Space Station (ISS) is delivery equipment. Anytime repairs are needed or new developments are underway, deliveries must be made. This is often done by unmanned space craft. There is a significant amount of coordination involved in sending these ships and docking them safely on the ISS. The most…
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Recent Activity at the International Space Station

The inhabitants of the international space (ISS) station have daily research goals. NASA provides detailed outlines of their daily activities for interested parties. Large scale projects are often underway at this long-standing space residence. There are also some smaller goals that are just as interesting, however. Space travel can take its toll on the health…
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New Cargo Ship Launch Methods

Cargo delivery in space is expected to take about two days. Russia, however, has been working on a new delivery method that promises delivery in under four hours. The time frames have decreased in increments since the year 2013. First decreasing to six hours and now to four. The four hour time frame has yet…
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3-D Technology Can Study Astronaut Health

Over the next four years, NASA engineers hope to come up with 3-D printable technology capable of handling liquids aboard the International Space Station without spilling in microgravity. This gives astronauts aboard the ISS the ability to analyze their own biological samples, such as blood, without needing to send them back to Earth. At the…
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Problems with LEE-B after service action during last EVA

On picture above: LEE grapple under inspection. After last spacewalk performed by two NASA astronauts: Mark Vande Hei and Scott Tingle it seemed that lasting since October 2017 procedure of replacing two Latching End Effector is finally reaching successful end. After lasting over seven hours EVA 206 performed on Tuesday, January 23, 2018, LEE-B was finally replaced by…
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Servie action of Canadarm2 enters second phase

After two spacewalks in October 2017 when NASA astronauts replaced old LEE-A grapple from Canadarm2, now time has come to start service action of LEE-B. Latching End Effectors A and Latching End Effectors B are installed on the both ends of the Canadarm2 and let robotic arm to move freely around International Space Station from one…
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46th ISS EVA already tomorrow!

Two NASA astronauts  Randy Bresnik and Joe Acaba are going to perform tomorrow EVA to maintain and service International Space Station. It will be third EVA on October 2017 after first two focused on replacing LEE latches on Canadarm2 robotic arm. First one was performed on October 5 and second on October 10. Last to…
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Progress arrives to International Space Station

Progress MS-07 arrived with 2.7 t of cargo to International Space Station and docked successfully to Pirs nadir docking port. Progress MS-07 was launched from Launch Site 31/6 at Baikonur Cosmodrome on October 14, 2017 on the top of the Soyuz-2.1a rocket. After spending two days on orbit it reached International Space Station yesterday, on…
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8th EVA at International Space Station

Only five days after previous EVA commander Randy Bresnik and flight engineer Mark Vande Hei again has left ISS and finished second and second part of service action covering replacing LEE grapplers of Canadarm2. 11 October 2017 - This time space walk took six hours 26 minutes, 30 minutes less than previous EVA. This time…
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Canadarm2 returns to game after 7th EVA in 2017

Last Thursday, on October 5, two NASA astronauts, Randy Bresnik and Mark Vande Hei, performed service action to help keep Canadarm2 operational.  Even if Canadarm2 usually works perfectly and supports astronauts inside International Space Station in their work, sometimes it fails. Delivered to ISS in 2001 during STS-100 inside trunk of  Endeavour Space Shuttle remains attached…
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