STATION DUO READY TO DEPART ISS

Wile a station crew duo is ready to leave ISS, NASA astronaut Jack Fischer works inside the cupola with the Soyuz and Cygnus spaceships right outside the windows.

A duo of Expedition 51 crew members aboard the International Space Station is preparing for the departure this week in advance of the arrival of SpaceX Dragon. Expedition 52 will begin Friday morning when two Expedition 51 crew members depart the station inside the Soyuz MS-03 spacecraft. A space station duo, Cosmonaut Oleg Novitskiy and… Continue reading STATION DUO READY TO DEPART ISS

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CUBESATS EJECTED BEFORE NEXT MISSION

A trio of CubeSats are ejected with Earth’s limb and thin atmosphere in the background. It is seen shortly after being ejected from a small satellite deployer outside Japan’s Kibo lab module.

Three Cubesats were ejected from a small satellite deployment device from the Kibo Lab Module, today. This comes ahead of the next crew and cargo missions from and to the International Space Station. More CubeSats were ejected from the International Space Station this week to explore the Earth’s upper atmosphere. Meanwhile, the Expedition 51 crew… Continue reading CUBESATS EJECTED BEFORE NEXT MISSION

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DRAGON RESUPPLY TRAINING

SpaceX is celebrating five years of commercial resupply missions to the space station. The SpaceX Dragon cargo craft is seen Feb. 23, 2017, moments before being captured with Canadarm2 robotic arm.

The International Space Station is repleat of resupply and material innovation without the SpaceX program. Until private enterprises can continue the arduous projects, at hand, it seems that private enterprises are winning. The bottom line is the United States space projects can be free of other international burdens in the space programs, at hand. The… Continue reading DRAGON RESUPPLY TRAINING

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DATA RELAY REPLACED ON ISS

Astronaut Jack Fischer waves while attached to the Destiny laboratory during a spacewalk to replace a failed data relay box and install a pair wireless antennas. The corrective procedures were managed by NASA ground management research.

This NASA article covers a 3-day management and crew research procedure from ground control to crew activity to complete replacement of a faulty data relay (MDM) and installation of new wireless antennas while on a short, planned spacewalk. Please follow the time-stamped threads below. Expedition 51 Commander Peggy Whitson and Flight Engineer Jack Fischer of… Continue reading DATA RELAY REPLACED ON ISS

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