ISS Status Report

ISS Status Report

Crew Stows Spacesuits, Completes Robotics Checkout

ISS Status Report

The six Expedition 28 crew members aboard the International Space Station wrapped up a busy workweek Friday as they stowed equipment used in Wednesday’s spacewalk and completed an extensive checkout of Japanese robotic technology.

Flight Engineers Sergei Volkov and Alexander Samokutyaev, who completed a 6-hour, 23-minute spacewalk Wednesday, stowed the remainder of their Orlan-MK spacesuit equipment as well as tools and tethers used during the excursion.

N5VHO – Mon, 2011 – 08 – 08 07:15

Crew Performs Post-spacewalk Duties and Checks Out Robotics

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Following the completion of a six-hour, 23-minute spacewalk Wednesday, the Expedition 28 crew members were busy with a variety of post-spacewalk activities and conducted a checkout of Japanese robotics aboard the International Space Station Thursday.

Flight Engineers Sergei Volkov and Alexander Samokutyaev conducted routine maintenance on their Russian Orlan spacesuits and were debriefed during a conference with spacewalk specialists on Earth. They also recharged spacesuit batteries and stowed gear used during the excursion.

N5VHO – Fri, 2011 – 08 – 05 12:31

Cosmonauts Wrap Up Spacewalk

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Flight Engineers Sergei Volkov and Alexander Samokutyaev closed the hatch to the Pirs docking compartment ending their spacewalk Wednesday at 5:13 p.m. EDT. The duo were wearing Russian Orlan spacesuits and worked outside the Russian segment of the International Space Station.

Volkov and Samokutyaev worked for six hours and 23 minutes performing a variety of tasks for both science and maintenance.

› Read more about the spacewalk at http://www.nasa.gov/mission_pages/station/expeditions/expedition28/russi...

N5VHO – Thu, 2011 – 08 – 04 07:21

Atlantis Undocks from Station for the Final Time of Shuttle Program

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Atlantis undocked from the station for the final time of the Space Shuttle Program at 2:28 a.m. EDT Tuesday. The first landing opportunity for Atlantis is scheduled at Kennedy Space Center at 5:56 a.m. on Thursday. The deorbit burn would occur at 4:48 a.m. during the shuttle's 200th orbit.

› Read more about STS-135 at http://www.nasa.gov/mission_pages/shuttle/main/index.html

N5VHO – Tue, 2011 – 07 – 19 09:19

Cargo Transfers for Station and Shuttle Crews

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The Expedition 28 and STS-135 crew members continued their focus on cargo transfers Thursday aboard the International Space Station. They also had time for news media interviews, exercise and some welcome off-duty time.

Unloading of the multi-purpose logistics module Raffaello’s 9,400 pounds of cargo was well over half complete. Transfer of its remaining cargo to the station was expected to be finished Friday or Saturday.

N5VHO – Fri, 2011 – 07 – 15 11:07

Station’s Orbit Raised, Crew Prepares for STS-135

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The International Space Station’s orbit was raised Friday after the docked ISS Progress 43 cargo craft fired its engines for 30 minutes. The reboost was the second of two this week and places the station at the correct altitude for space shuttle Atlantis’ scheduled docking on July 10. The shuttle program’s final mission, STS-135, is officially set for launch on July 8 at 11:26 a.m. EDT.

N5VHO – Tue, 2011 – 07 – 05 08:18

Crew Unloads Progress, Performs Science

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Soaring high above the Earth aboard the International Space Station Friday, the Expedition 28 crew unloaded items from the newly arrived ISS Progress 43 cargo ship. The spacecraft docked to the orbital complex at 12:37 p.m. EDT Thursday delivering three tons of fuel, air and supplies. The unpiloted Russian resupply vehicle docked automatically to the aft port of the station’s Zvezda service module via the Kurs automated rendezvous system.

N5VHO – Mon, 2011 – 06 – 27 09:43

Russian Resupply Vehicle Docks to Station

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The ISS Progress 43 spacecraft docked to the International Space Station at 12:37 p.m. EDT Thursday delivering three tons of fuel, air and supplies to the Expedition 28 crew. The unpiloted Russian resupply vehicle docked automatically to the aft port of the station’s Zvezda service module via the Kurs automated rendezvous system.

N5VHO – Thu, 2011 – 06 – 23 12:09

Russian Cargo Craft Launches

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The ISS Progress 43 spacecraft, loaded with three tons of fuel, air and supplies for the Expedition 28 crew aboard the International Space Station launched from the Baikonur Cosmodrome in Kazakhstan at at 10:38 a.m. EDT Tuesday. The unpiloted Russian vehicle will dock automatically to the aft port of the station’s Zvezda service module Thursday via the Kurs automated rendezvous system.

N5VHO – Wed, 2011 – 06 – 22 10:55

ATV-2 Undocks; Spacewalk Preps, Science, Maintenance for Crew

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Filled with trash and unneeded cargo, the "Johannes Kepler" Automated Transfer Vehicle-2 (ATV-2) undocked from the aft port of the International Space Station’s Zvezda service module at 10:46 a.m. EDT Monday and will be deorbited for a destructive re-entry in Earth’s atmosphere. The European Space Agency supply ship delivered seven tons of cargo when it docked on Feb. 24.

N5VHO – Mon, 2011 – 06 – 20 12:49
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