ISS Status Report

ISS Status Report

Station Crew Prepares for ATV-2 Undocking

ISS Status Report

The Expedition 28 crew members living and working aboard the International Space Station focused on departure preparations for a European cargo craft Thursday as they continued their scheduled science, maintenance and exercise activities.

N5VHO – Fri, 2011 – 06 – 17 09:07

New Crew Members Set for Thursday Arrival

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Expedition 28 Flight Engineers Mike Fossum, Sergei Volkov and Satoshi Furukawa are set to dock to the International Space Station’s Rassvet module at 5:22 p.m. EDT Thursday aboard the Soyuz TMA-02M spacecraft, bringing the Expedition 28 crew to its full six-member complement.

The trio began the two-day journey to the orbiting laboratory after launching from the Baikonur Cosmodrome in Kazakhstan at 4:12 p.m. Tuesday (2:12 a.m. Wednesday, Kazakhstan time).

N5VHO – Thu, 2011 – 06 – 09 13:41

Station Crew Launches Aboard Soyuz

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Three new Expedition 28 flight engineers -- NASA astronaut Mike Fossum, Russian cosmonaut Sergei Volkov and Japan Aerospace Exploration Agency astronaut Satoshi Furukawa -- launched from the Baikonur Cosmodrome in Kazakhstan aboard the Soyuz TMA-02M spacecraft at 4:12 p.m. EDT (2:12 a.m. Wednesday, Baikonur time) to begin a two-day journey to the International Space Station.

N5VHO – Tue, 2011 – 06 – 07 15:31

Science and Maintenance for Station Crew

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The three residents of the International Space Station were busy with science experiments and maintenance activities Friday as they await the arrival of three additional crew members.

Joining Expedition 28 Commander Andrey Borisenko and Flight Engineers Alexander Samokutyaev and Ron Garan aboard the station next week will be Flight Engineers Mike Fossum, Sergei Volkov and Satoshi Furukawa. They are scheduled to launch from the Baikonur Cosmodrome in Kazakhstan Tuesday aboard the Soyuz TMA-02M spacecraft and arrive at the station Thursday.

N5VHO – Mon, 2011 – 06 – 06 09:20

Departure Preps and Cargo Transfers for Station Crew

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The Expedition 27 crew members aboard the International Space Station were busy packing and transferring cargo Monday as preparations continue for the departure of Commander Dmitry Kondratyev and Flight Engineers Cady Coleman and Paolo Nespoli.

On May 23, Kondratyev, Coleman and Nespoli are scheduled to enter the Soyuz TMA-20 spacecraft and undock for a landing in Kazakhstan. To prepare for departure, they gathered and packed items for return aboard the Soyuz TMA-20 spacecraft.

N5VHO – Tue, 2011 – 05 – 10 13:07

Station’s Orbit Raised; Crew Conducts Research

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The International Space Station increased its orbit Thursday morning using the thrusters of the docked “Johannes Kepler” Automated Transfer Vehicle-2. The burn began at 7:20 a.m. EDT and lasted four minutes and three seconds.

The reboost puts the orbiting complex at the correct altitude for the undocking of the Soyuz TMA-20 that will carry Expedition 27 Commander Dmitry Kondratyev and Flight Engineers Cady Coleman and Paolo Nespoli to a landing in Kazakhstan on May 23.

N5VHO – Thu, 2011 – 05 – 05 14:20

Cargo Craft Undocking Sets Stage for More Arrivals

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The departure of an unpiloted Russian cargo craft Friday set the stage for the arrival of the next supply ship and a final visit from space shuttle Endeavour.

The ISS Progress 41 cargo craft, filled with trash and other unneeded items, undocked from the Pirs docking compartment at 7:41 a.m. EDT Friday as the International Space Station flew 220 miles over China. Expedition 27 Commander Dmitry Kondratyev monitored the undocking and photographed the Progress through a window in the Russian segment of the station as it slowly backed away from the orbiting complex.

N5VHO – Fri, 2011 – 04 – 22 09:59

Crew Marks 10th Anniversary of Robotic Arm’s Launch

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The six Expedition 27 crew members of the International Space Station worked Tuesday toward completing the mission of a cargo ship, continuing scientific research and practicing roles and responsibilities in the event of an emergency.

The crew also noted a milestone in the station’s history: the 10th anniversary of the launch of the station’s robotic arm, Canadarm2 aboard space shuttle Endeavour on April 19, 2001.

N5VHO – Wed, 2011 – 04 – 20 07:17

Science, Spacewalk Preps and Station Orientation for Crew

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After a day of Russian and U.S. human spaceflight anniversary activities, the Expedition 27 crew is back at work aboard the International Space Station. On April 12, 1961, cosmonaut Yuri Gagarin became the first human in space. Space shuttle Columbia launched on April 12, 1981, beginning STS-1, the first shuttle mission.

N5VHO – Wed, 2011 – 04 – 13 15:41

Three New Station Crew Members Launch from Kazakhstan

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NASA astronaut Ron Garan and Russian cosmonauts Andrey Borisenko and Alexander Samokutyaev launched in their Soyuz TMA-21 spacecraft from the Baikonur Cosmodrome in Kazakhstan at 6:18 p.m. EDT Monday (4:18 a.m. Tuesday, Kazakhstan time) beginning a two-day journey to the International Space Station. Their Soyuz, named for Yuri Gagarin, lifted off just one week shy of the 50th anniversary of Gagarin's historic journey into space from that same launch pad at the Baikonur Cosmodrome.

N5VHO – Tue, 2011 – 04 – 05 06:09
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