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ЦитатаExpedition 56 Education Interview Goddard Space Flight Ctr Summer Education Camps - July 11, 2018

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Опубликовано: 11 июл. 2018 г.
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=k_rlTdIWDbohttps://www.youtube.com/watch?v=k_rlTdIWDbo (24:36)

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https://blogs.nasa.gov/spacestation/2018/07/11/crew-unpacking-new-cargo-researching-life-science-before-sunday-ship-departure/
ЦитатаCrew Unpacking New Cargo, Researching Life Science Before Sunday Ship Departure

Mark Garcia
Posted Jul 11, 2018 at 12:39 pm


Expedition 56-57 crewmates (from left) Serena Auñón-Chancellor of NASA; Alexander Gerst of ESA (European Space Agency); and Sergey Prokopyev of Roscosmos.

Expedition 56 crew members are transferring cargo in and out of U.S. and Russian cargo ships today. Two astronauts are also planning to release a U.S. resupply ship on Sunday ending its mission at the International Space Station.
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Astronauts Serena Auñón-Chancellor and Alexander Gerst were back inside the SpaceX Dragon today unloading science gear and station hardware from inside the space freighter. Cosmonauts Oleg Artemyev and Sergey Prokopyev of Roscosmos continued unloading the nearly three tons of crew supplies and station hardware delivered Monday aboard the new Progress 70 cargo craft.

The Cygnus resupply ship will complete its stay at the orbital Sunday at 8:35 a.m. EDT after 52 days attached to the Unity module. Gerst of ESA (European Space Agency) will use the Canadarm2 robotic arm to release Cygnus back into Earth orbit backed up by Auñón-Chancellor of NASA. Cygnus will remain in orbit until July 30 supporting engineering activities before it is deorbited to burn up harmlessly over the Pacific Ocean.

Space research aboard the orbital lab is always ongoing as the crew explored a variety of life science today. The space residents explored how microgravity impacts fertilityalgae production and the gastrointestinal system. The crew also completed routine eye checks with an ultrasound device Wednesday morning to maintain good vision during spaceflight.

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https://spaceflightnow.com/2018/07/11/u-s-cargo-craft-tests-reboost-capability-at-international-space-station/
ЦитатаU.S. cargo craft tests reboost capability at International Space Station
July 11, 2018 | Stephen Clark


The Russian Soyuz MS-09 spacecraft, left, and Northrop Grumman Cygnus cargo craft, right, are seen attached to the International Space Station in June. Credit: NASA

A commercial Northrop Grumman Cygnus supply ship berthed at the International Space Station fired its main engine for 50 seconds Tuesday in a test of the spacecraft's ability to reboost, and possibly eventually deorbit, the massive research outpost.

Ground controllers at Northrop Grumman's mission operations center in Dulles, Virginia, uplinked commands for the Cygnus spacecraft, attached to the space station's Unity module, to ignite its main engine at 4:25 p.m. EDT (2025 GMT) Tuesday.

Before the brief reboost burn, engineers at NASA's mission control center in Houston commanded the space station to re-orient itself to prepare for the Cygnus engine firing, pointing the cargo craft's thruster along the station's direction of travel in orbit more than 250 miles (400 kilometers) above Earth.

The Cygnus spacecraft's BT-4 main engine, supplied by IHI Aerospace of Japan, fired for 50 seconds Tuesday. The engine produces around 100 pounds of thrust, and the maneuver raised the orbit of the roughly 450-ton space station by 295 feet (90 meters).
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Frank DeMauro, vice president and general manager of Northrop Grumman Innovation Systems' advanced programs division, said the maneuver went according to plan Tuesday.

"It's been a good day," DeMauro said in an interview with Spaceflight Now after the reboost test. "Today, all told, seemed to go very well. NASA was happy with the maneuver, and we certainly were (pleased) with the performance of the spacecraft.

"The spacecraft performed exactly as we expected," DeMauro said. "We had an on-time ignition of the engine, and an on-time shutdown."

Tuesday's thruster firing was a demonstration of the Cygnus spacecraft's orbit-raising capability before NASA and Northrop Grumman use the Cygnus main engine for longer, more significant reboosts on future missions, which could launch with extra propellant for the job.


The Cygnus spacecraft's main engine is visible on the rear of the supply ship's service module (image left) between the two circular solar arrays. This image was captured May 24 as the spacecraft approached the space station. Credit: NASA

It was the first time a U.S. spacecraft has raised the space station's orbit since the retirement of the space shuttle.

NASA now has commercial resupply contracts with Northrop Grumman, formerly Orbital ATK, and SpaceX to carry cargo to and from the space station. Neither company's spacecraft had tried a reboost maneuver at the space station until Tuesday.

Russian Progress cargo freighters, and the propulsion system on the space station's Russian Zvezda service module, have conducted nearly all of the research lab's orbital maneuvers since the end of the space shuttle program, with the exception of a few reboosts by the European Space Agency's now-retired Automated Transfer Vehicle. Russian mission controllers typically plan several reboost maneuvers per year to counteract the effects of atmospheric drag, which gradually pulls the space station closer to Earth.

Emergency orbit adjustments are also sometimes needed to move the space station out of the way of space junk.

DeMauro said NASA and Northrop Grumman managers began discussing the Cygnus spacecraft's reboost capability last year.

"Now that we were successful today, we hope that we can look toward performing this service in the future, on future missions, and be part of the system that raises the station's orbit, as they do periodically," DeMauro said Tuesday.

Using the Cygnus spacecraft for reboosts "definitely opens up options for us in the future," said Kirk Shireman, NASA's space station program manager, in a press briefing after the Cygnus mission's launch May 21 from Wallops Island, Virginia.

Future Cygnus spacecraft could also be used to lower the station's orbit, helping guide it toward a controlled, destructive re-entry over the remote Pacific Ocean when officials decided to retire the science outpost. The Trump administration has proposed to end direct federal funding for the station in 2025 as NASA turns its attention to deep space exploration, but the research complex could continue flying under commercial management, or under the current government-run international partnership if Congress balks at the White House plan.

"We'll continue to have to reboost ... and at the end of life, we'll have to deboost the station, and of course, you have to do that very carefully," Shireman said. "It's a very large station, and we want to put it in at a specific place over the planet. We'll need a lot of capability at that time as well."

Up to now, Russia has been charged with deorbiting the station, overseeing a plan that would include the launch of multiple robotic Progress freighters in succession to bring down the complex.

"The (Cygnus) spacecraft, as it's currently configured, is really well-suited for the orbit-raising," DeMauro said. "For deorbit, we'd probably have to modify the spacecraft a little bit, maybe add some more thrust, and we could do that by adding more engines. We look at this (test) today as a stepping stone to orbit-raising, and that would be a stepping stone toward the eventual future deorbit of the ISS."

Shireman said in May that officials do not plan to use SpaceX's Dragon cargo capsule for reboosts.

"The reason is more the way the Dragon is configured," Shireman said. "It returns (to Earth), so it carries some extra mass up that Cygnus doesn't have to, and it has the trunk. Really, it's limited by the amount of fuel."

Dragon spaceships return to Earth with parachute-assisted splashdowns in the Pacific Ocean, bringing home equipment and research samples. The Cygnus cargo ships burn up on re-entry, and NASA uses them to dispose of trash.

An upgraded version of the Dragon spacecraft outfitted to carry astronauts will dock with a different port on the space station, a position that could better allow the next-generation crew craft to conduct orbit-raising burns. But Shireman said he expects Cygnus missions to do more reboosts going forward.

"Cygnus has the capabiltiy relatively easily," Shireman said. "We could add on some capability to actually take a lot more propellant up to space station, and do much larger reboosts with Cygnus. I think that's the path we're looking at for right now."

The current Cygnus mission, known as OA-9, is the ninth operational Cygnus resupply flight to the International Space Station, including one spacecraft lost in a launch failure. Future missions will be renamed after Northrop Grumman's acquisition of Orbital ATK last month, with the next Cygnus flight slated for November likely to be called NG-10.

The Cygnus spacecraft arrived at the station May 24 -- three days after launching on an Antares rocket from Virginia -- and delivered 7,205 pounds (3,268 kilograms) provisions, experiments and other hardware. Astronauts have unpacked the craft's pressurized compartment and replaced the cargo with trash in anticipation of the supply ship's departure Sunday.

Release of the Cygnus spacecraft from the station's robotic arm is planned at 7:35 a.m. EDT (1135 GMT) Sunday, and the cargo craft will raise its orbit later Sunday for deployment of six CubeSats.

Northrop Grumman's control team plans to conduct several more tests of the spacecraft later this month before its scheduled re-entry July 30 over the South Pacific Ocean.

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https://ria.ru/science/20180712/1524438326.html
ЦитатаРоссийский наноспутник превысил расчетный срок работы на орбите

12:05 12.07.2018

МОСКВА, 12 июл -- РИА Новости. Наноспутниковая платформа ТНС-0 №2 более чем вдвое превысила запланированный срок работы на орбите, говорится в сообщении холдинга "Российские космические системы" (РКС).

ТНС-0 №2 был запущен с борта МКС 17 августа 2017 года и пока продолжает работать на орбите. Бортовая аппаратура функционирует без сбоев, деградации аккумуляторной и солнечных батарей не наблюдается. Каждые сутки с аппаратом проводится не менее 10 сеансов связи - специалисты на Земле получают телеметрическую информацию о работе бортовых приборов и научного оборудования.

"Одним из важнейших экспериментов, проведенных на борту ТНС-0 №2, стало испытание созданной в РКС автономной системы навигации. Ее данные позволили с высокой точностью наводить УКВ-антенны ЦУПа для установления связи с аппаратом. В ходе эксперимента было доказано, что точность прибора обеспечивает независимость контроля орбиты ТНС-0 №2 от иностранных наземных систем типа NORAD, которую чаще всего используют создатели спутников нанокласса", -- отмечается в сообщении.

Согласно оценке экспертов-баллистиков, текущее состояние атмосферы позволяет продлить прогноз срока существования наноспутника ТНС-0 №2 до 2021 года. После этого он сгорит в плотных слоях атмосферы.
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Все это время планируется проводить дополнительные эксперименты для определения экстремальных сроков работы различных приборов аппарата в условиях космоса. Полученные данные позволят при минимальных издержках существенно повысить сроки активного существования аппаратов, построенных на основе перспективной российской наноспутниковой платформы.

В ТНС-0 №2 применены оригинальные решения, которые отличаются простотой и низкой стоимостью. Аппарат построен согласно концепции "спутник-прибор", которая подразумевает подход к разработке, испытаниям и эксплуатации космического аппарата как законченного прибора. Кроме повышения надежности и снижения массогабаритных характеристик это технологическое решение позволяет снизить стоимость и сроки разработки изделия. При необходимости на него можно устанавливать любую полезную нагрузку, расширять функционал за счет дополнительных модулей - с двигателями, солнечными батареями или приемно-передающими устройствами.
Одним из достижений эксперимента, в процессе работы на орбите ТНС-0 №2, стало практическое испытание применения в качестве канала управления и обмена данными системы спутниковой связи "Глобалстар". Модем этой системы, установленный на борту ТНС-0 №2, обеспечил надежный канал двусторонней передачи данных. Использование спутниковой системы связи позволяет подключаться к спутнику из любого места на Земле или в космосе, где есть доступ к интернету. Для поддержания резервного канала связи использовалась установленная на борту спутника УКВ-радиостанция. За время работы на орбите с ТНС-0 №2 было проведено 3 577 сеансов связи общей длительностью более 136 часов.
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"Виртуальный ЦУП", загруженная в облако программа, созданная для обеспечения проведения эксперимента, может быть доступен множеству потребителей для совместного использования аппарата. Такая концепция позволяет обеспечить доступ потенциальным потребителям результатов космической деятельности с минимальными капитальными затратами. Для планирования научных и технологических экспериментов и получения их результатов пользователю достаточно иметь выход в интернет. За почти год работы ТНС-0 №2 собрал большой объем данных о работе облачной системы управления, которые будут использоваться для расчета сценариев использования такого подхода на новых аппаратах.
Сейчас специалисты РКС готовятся к запуску ТНС-0 №3 - очередного аппарата на базе унифицированной наноспутниковой платформы, который сейчас используется для наземной отработки проводимых на орбите экспериментов.

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https://ria.ru/science/20180712/1524433558.html
ЦитатаРоскосмос начнет транслировать видео с орбиты в 4K

11:20 12.07.2018

МОСКВА, 12 июл -- РИА Новости. Трансляции из Центра управления полетами (ЦУП) и с Международной космической станции станут осуществлять в HD и 4К-качестве, сообщается в конкурсной документации, опубликованной головным научным институтом Роскосмоса ЦНИИмаш на сайте госзакупок.

ЦУП осуществляет трансляцию стыковок космических кораблей с Международной космической станцией, работы экипажей внутри станции, выходов космонавтов в открытый космос.

"Необходимость приобретения лицензионного программно-математического обеспечения обусловлена: (...) необходимостью повышения качества трансляции видеоинформации в интересах государственной корпорации Роскосмос", -- говорится в техническом задании к заказу программного обеспечения для нужд ЦУПа.

Новый софт позволит Центру принимать видеоинформацию от внешних источников в формате телевидения высокой четкости, а монтировать и транслировать ее в форматах вплоть до 4К (4 тысячи пикселей по горизонтали вместо 1 тысячи у формата высокой четкости HD).

Трансляция в высоком качестве будет проводиться "с целью обеспечения информацией специалистов ЦУП, информирования общественности и государственной корпорации "Роскосмос".

В самой госкорпорации РИА Новости пояснили, что пуски с космодромов Байконур и Восточный уже транслируются на сайте Роскосмоса в HD-качестве, а "картинка" из ЦУПа пока идет в стандартном качестве (SD-формат предусматривает трансляцию с качеством до 720 точек по горизонтали).

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https://ria.ru/science/20180712/1524424290.html
ЦитатаИсточник: Россия отправит к МКС "Герасима" для затопления старого отсека

09:34 12.07.2018 (обновлено: 12:13 12.07.2018)

КОСМОДРОМ БАЙКОНУР (Казахстан), 12 июл -- РИА Новости. Сведение и затопление в Тихом океане российского шлюзового отсека "Пирс" перед отправкой к МКС нового модуля "Наука" доверят грузовому кораблю "Прогресс МС-12". Об этом РИА Новости сообщил источник в ракетно-космической отрасли.
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Как пояснил собеседник, этот корабль получил неофициальное имя "Герасим", в честь героя рассказа Ивана Тургенева "Му-Му".

Отправка "Герасима" к МКС запланирована на апрель 2019 года, летом он проведет перестыковку с модуля "Звезда" к отсеку "Пирс", где и будет находиться до осени, ожидая решения о запуске "Науки".

Предполагается, что "Прогресс" с "Пирсом" отстыкуют от станции только после того, как "Науку" запустят на орбиту и протестируют работоспособность ее двигательной установки и системы управления -- модулю предстоит своим ходом добираться к МКС.

Предосторожность вызвана опасением, что, в случае отстыковки "Пирса" до запуска "Науки" и обнаружения каких-либо неполадок на последнем, российский сегмент может остаться сразу без обоих модулей.

Ранее источник сообщил РИА Новости, что запуск "Науки" могут сдвинуть с конца 2019 года на начало 2020-го.

Два года назад, когда запуск "Науки" планировался еще в 2017 году, топить "Пирс" собирались с помощью "Прогресса МС-06".

Отсеки

Отсек "Пирс" доставили на орбиту в составе специализированного грузового корабля "Прогресс М-СО1" 15 сентября 2001 года. На вторые сутки он пристыковался к нижнему узлу модуля "Звезда".

Отсек имеет двойное назначение: может использоваться как шлюзовой для выходов космонавтов в открытый космос и служить дополнительным портом для стыковки с МКС космических кораблей.

Многофункциональный лабораторный модуль (МЛМ) начали строить в 1995 году как наземный дублер первого модуля МКС "Заря". В 2004 году было принято решение сэкономить на создании нового отсека для российского сегмента станции и переоборудовать "дублер" в полноценный летный модуль. Его запуск назначили на 2007 год, однако в срок завершить изготовление "Науки" не успели, ежегодно откладывая его запуск.

В 2013 году после передачи модуля от предприятия-производителя в ракетно-космическую корпорацию "Энергия" на дооснащение внутренним оборудованием при проведении тестирования выяснилось, что в топливной системе содержатся посторонние частицы. Они могло привести к поломке двигательной системы всей МКС, поэтому модуль вернули на доработку.

Планировалось, что в январе 2018 года баки, в которых должно храниться топливо, разрежут, внутренние конструкции очистят, а затем емкости сварят обратно. Весной модуль предполагалось отправить на Байконур для подготовки к запуску.

В конце марта 2018 года "Роскосмос" и РКК "Энергия" подписали акт о дооборудовании МЛМ дополнительными системами и продлении сроков эксплуатации бортового оборудования. В то же время по графику, утвержденному в госконтракте на модернизацию модуля, к этому моменту он должен был пройти заводские испытания и быть готов к запуску.

Согласно госконтракту, все работы с модулем, включая его отправку на космодром, подготовку к запуску и саму отправку к МКС, должны были завершиться до июня 2018 года.

Сейчас планируется, что модуль "Наука" отправят на Байконур с ноября 2018 года по февраль 2019-го. Подготовка к старту займет восемь месяцев.

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https://blogs.nasa.gov/stationreport/2018/07/11/iss-daily-summary-report-7112018/
ЦитатаISS Daily Summary Report - 7/11/2018

Space Algae:
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The crew agitated and then installed an additional six Space Algae culture bags in the Veggie facility today. The Space Algae investigation explores the genetic basis for productivity of algae cultivated in space and whether this requires genetic adaptations or not. Algae may perceive microgravity as an abiotic stress, which can trigger production of high value compounds. Investigators plan whole genome sequencing of the space-grown algal populations to identify genes related to growth in spaceflight and testing of algal composition for production of high value compounds.
Atomization:
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The crew replaced sample syringes for the Atomization investigation today. The Atomization experiment investigates the disintegration processes of a low-speed water jet for various jet issue conditions in the Japanese Experiment Module (JEM) to validate the new atomization concept by observing the process using a high-speed camera. The knowledge gained can be applied to improve various engines utilizing spray combustion.
Amyloid:
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Today the crew removed Amyloid samples from a Polar and placed them in the Measurement Experiment Unit, which they attached to a Cell Biology Experiment Facility (CBEF) to start incubation. Amyloid fibrils prepared in the microgravity environment of the ISS are returned to Earth for analysis through Nuclear Magnetic Resonance spectroscopy and electron microscopy. Amyloid fibrils are the peptide or protein aggregates known to be associated with various diseases, including Alzheimer's disease and diabetes. It is expected that this study will provide additional insight into the mechanism of amyloid fibril formation.
Micro-11:
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The crew performed a run for the Micro-11 investigation today. They configured and calibrated the Micro-11 microscope, thawed samples removed from a Glacier, fixed those samples and loaded them into the microscope for imaging. They then ins erted the samples into a MELFI. There are a total of thirteen runs for the Micro-11 investigation. Micro-11 examines whether spaceflight alters human sperm, by tracking the swimming patterns of human and bull sperm during spaceflight. This investigation also assesses other aspects of sperm functionality related to male fertility. As a result, Micro-11 provides fundamental data indicating whether successful human reproduction beyond Earth is possible, and whether countermeasures are needed to protect sperm function in space.
Rodent Research-7 (RR-7):
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Today the crew removed the Habitats from their rack and cleaned the cameras used to film them. The RR-7 investigation examines how the space environment affects the community of microorganisms in the gastrointestinal tract of mice (also known as the microbiota). It also looks at microgravity's effects on multiple physiological systems known to be affected by the microbiota, including the gastrointestinal, immune, metabolic, circadian, and sleep systems. These studies should help explain mechanisms underlying interactions between these systems and the role of the microbiota in these interactions.
Food Acceptability:
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A crewmember completed a Food Acceptability questionnaire today. The Food Acceptability investigation seeks to determine the impact of repetitive consumption of food currently available from the spaceflight food system. Results will be used in developing strategies to improve food system composition to support crew health and performance on long duration missions.
Hyperspectral Imager for the Coastal Ocean (HICO) and Remote Atmospheric and Ionospheric Detection System (RAIDS) Experiment Payload (HREP):
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Earlier today, robotics ground controllers used the Japanese Experiment Module (JEM) Remote Manipulator System (JEMRMS) to transfer the HREP payload in from JEM Exposed Facility (EFU) location #6 to EFU #13. Later this afternoon, robotics ground controllers will utilize the Space Station Remote Manipulator System (SSRMS) to transfer the HREP from EFU #13 to the Dragon trunk.
Radio Frequency Identification (RFID):
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The crew installed 8 RFID logistics marker tags in the Node 2 endcone and 10 in PMA-1 today. RFID Logistics aims to utilize RFID enabled tags on hardware throughout the ISS to assist in the tracking of the hardware as it is moved around the ISS.
MagVector 3D:
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The crew exchanged a MagVector 3D sample today. A total of 12 different samples will be processed on the ISS (1 per day). ESA's MagVector investigation supports a study of how Earth's magnetic field interacts with an electrical conductor. Using extremely sensitive magnetic sensors placed around and above a conductor, researchers can gain insight into ways that the magnetic field influences how conductors work. This research is expected to help improve future ISS experiments and electrical experiments, and could also offer insights in to how magnetic fields influence electrical conductors in general.
Eye Exams:
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Today the entire US crew completed routine Optical Coherence Tomography (OCT) and Ultrasound eye exams. OCT is an imaging technique analogous to ultrasound imaging that uses light instead of sound to capture micrometer-resolution, two- and three-dimensional images of tissue; In this case, the objects of interest are the crewmember's eyes. Eye exams are performed regularly onboard in order to monitor crewmembers eye health. Eyesight is one of the many aspects of the human body that is affected by long-duration stays in a microgravity environment.
Public Affairs Office (PAO) Live Events:
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Ricky Arnold participated in an educational event this afternoon with students attending Goddard Space Flight Centers Summer Camps. The event served to ignite students' excitement in science and engineering.
Dragon (SpX-15) Cargo Operations:
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The crew completed approximately 1.5 hours of cargo operations today. Overall, the crew has completed a total of 22 hours of cargo operations so far this SpX-15 mission. Cargo specialist on the ground estimate the crew will need another 3:00 to complete unloading the vehicle.

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ЦитатаHorizons science - installing ICE Cubes

European Space Agency, ESA

Опубликовано: 12 июл. 2018 г.

The International Commercial Experiments service - ICE Cubes for short - facility provides commercial access to microgravity offering faster, easier and more affordable access to research in space.
ESA astronaut Alexander Gerst installed the first experiment cubes in the facility that is housed in Europe's research laboratory Columbus, part of the International Space Station.
The International Space University is the first customer to run experiments in ICE Cubes. The plug-and-play cubes need only to be slotted into the facility and the data collection can begin.
The first cube houses an experiment that is continuing research on methane-producing microorganisms to see how they survive in space conditions. In the longer term, the knowledge gained could lead to these microorganisms for bio-mining of asteroids to produce methane to fuel future space missions.
The second International Space University experiment is an interactive art installation that brings space to Earth and back again, highlighting the versatility of the ICE Cubes facility. The cube contains a kaleidoscope linked to a ground installation that is activated by the pulse of participants. The images are then beamed down to the installation on Earth, thanks to ICE Cubes' unique 24-hour accessibility.
Researchers can access the data from their payloads at any time via a dedicated mission control centre at Space Applications Services' premises in Sint-Stevens-Woluwe, Belgium. Clients can connect to their experiment from their own location over internet to read the data and even send commands directly.
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=WyP-ezcWwt4https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=WyP-ezcWwt4 (2:39)

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ЦитатаOleg Artemyev‏Подлинная учетная запись @OlegMKS 5 ч.5 назад

Было приятно получать мороженое и мандарины от Серины - единственной женщины в космосе на данный момент. Эти вкусные подарки прилетели на Дрэгоне.
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#Dragon brought some ice cream and tangerines to the #ISS. We were very pleased to receive such delicious gifts from @AstroSerena

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https://blogs.nasa.gov/spacestation/2018/07/12/cancer-fertility-research-and-cargo-work-fill-crew-schedule/
ЦитатаCancer, Fertility Research and Cargo Work Fill Crew Schedule

Mark Garcia
Posted Jul 12, 2018 at 3:35 pm


NASA astronaut Ricky Arnold is inside the seven-windowed Cupola that provides views of the Earth below as well as approaching and departing resupply ships.

The Expedition 56 crew members explored a variety of microgravity science today potentially improving the lives of people on Earth and astronauts in space. The orbital residents are also unpacking a new resupply ship and getting ready for the departure of another.
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Cancer research is taking place aboard the International Space Station possibly leading to safer, more effective therapies. Flight Engineer Serena Auñón-Chancellor contributed to that research today by examining endothelial cells through a microscope for the AngieX Cancer Therapy study. AngieX is seeking a better model in space to test a treatment that targets tumor cells and blood vessels.

She also teamed up with Commander Drew Feustel imaging biological samples in a microscope for the Micro-11 fertility study. The experiment is researching whether successful reproduction is possible off the Earth.

The Northrop Grumman Cygnus space freighter has been packed full of trash and is due to leave the space station Sunday morning. Flight Engineer Alexander Gerst will command the Canadarm2 robotic arm to release Cygnus at 8:35 a.m. EDT as Auñón-Chancellor backs him up. It will orbit Earth until July 30 for engineering studies before burning up harmlessly over the Pacific Ocean.

Cosmonauts Oleg Artemyev and Sergey Prokopyev were back at work unpacking cargo delivered Monday aboard the new Progress 70 cargo craft. The 70P will stay at the station's Pirs docking compartment until January.

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https://www.nasa.gov/press-release/coverage-set-for-departure-of-us-cargo-ship-from-international-space-station
ЦитатаJuly 11, 2018
MEDIA ADVISORY M18-104

Coverage Set for Departure of US Cargo Ship from International Space Station


Cygnus cargo spacecraft is set to depart the International Space Station nearly two months after delivery of several tons of supplies and scientific experiments to the orbiting laboratory.
Credits: NASA

Nearly two months after Orbital ATK, now part of Northrop Grumman, delivered several tons of supplies and scientific experiments to the International Space Station aboard its Cygnus cargo spacecraft, the spacecraft is set to depart the orbiting laboratory Sunday, July 15. Live coverage of unberthing and release will air on NASA Television and the agency's website.

Expedition 56 Flight Engineers Alexander Gerst of ESA (European Space Agency) and Serena Auñón-Chancellor of NASA will use the station's Canadarm2 robotic arm to release Cygnus, dubbed the SS "J.R. Thompson," after a leader in the aerospace industry. Live coverage will begin at 8:15 a.m. EDT for a scheduled release at 8:35 a.m.
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Following its release, Cygnus will deploy a series of NanoRacks customer CubeSats. The cargo craft will then remain in orbit for an additional two weeks to allow the Cygnus flight control team to conduct engineering tests. The satellite deployment will not be broadcast on NASA TV.

Cygnus is scheduled to deorbit with thousands of pounds of trash on Monday, July 30, as it burns up harmlessly over the Pacific Ocean while entering Earth's atmosphere. The spacecraft's deorbit will not be broadcast on NASA TV.

Cygnus launched May 21 on an Antares rocket from NASA's Wallops Flight Facility in Virginia and arrived at the station on May 24, carrying a variety of science and technology investigations.
Last Updated: July 13, 2018
Editor: Sean Potter

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ЦитатаNanoRacks‏Подлинная учетная запись @NanoRacks 2 ч. назад

Our 14th #CubeSat deployment mission from @Space_Station is underway - and thanks to the crew working hard on this mission on orbit!
#RainCube and #HaloSat were released from #ISS at 8:05:00 GMT this morning.

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ЦитатаNanoRacks‏Подлинная учетная запись @NanoRacks 11 мин. назад

Commercial startup @laser_comm is now in orbit for the first time! The #Radix satellite was deployed from @Space_Station at 09:50:00 GMT. Congratulations to the #Radix team. Learn more about their program here:
Analytical Space
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ЦитатаNanoRacks‏Подлинная учетная запись @NanoRacks 5 мин. назад

The NanoRacks CubeSat Deployer is hard at work this morning!
@NASAJPL' s #TEMPESTD and @OhioState's #CubeRRT were released into orbit at 12:35:00 GMT.
#ISS

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ЦитатаSpace to Ground: Same Day Delivery: 07/13/2018

NASA Johnson

Опубликовано: 13 июл. 2018 г.
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ymxzfJmUO0whttps://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ymxzfJmUO0w (2:13)

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ЦитатаNanoRacks‏Подлинная учетная запись @NanoRacks 2 мин. назад

And after a busy morning, the final deployment is complete! #RadSatg, #MemSat, #EQUISat, and @EnduroSat-1 are all in orbit. Deployed at 14:20:00 GMT.
Thank you to all involved with this mission - and congratulations to all of our customers!

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http://nanoracks.com/14th-cubesat-deployment-from-iss/
ЦитатаNanoRacks Completes 14th CubeSat Deployment Mission from International Space Station

July 13, 2018



Houston, Texas, July 13, 2018 - NanoRacks successfully completed the 14th CubeSat Deployment mission from the Company's commercially developed platform on the International Space Station. Having released nine CubeSats into low-Earth orbit, this mission marks NanoRacks' 185th CubeSat released from the Space Station, and 217th small satellite deployed by NanoRacks overall.

The CubeSats deployed were launched to the Space Station on the ninth contracted resupply mission for Orbital ATK (now Northrop Grumman Innovation Systems) from Wallops Island, Virginia in May 2018.

NanoRacks offered an affordable launch opportunity, payload manifesting, full safety reviews with NASA, and managed on-orbit operations in order to provide an end-to-end solution that met all customers' needs.

The satellites deployed were:

NASA ELaNa 23:
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  • CubeRRT
  • EQUiSat
  • HaloSat
  • MemSat
  • RadSat-g
  • RainCube
  • TEMPEST-D
Commercial CubeSats:
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  • EnduroSat One (EnduroSat)
  • Radix (Analytical Space)
"This mission yet again displays the continued reliability and uncontested consistency of NanoRacks' CubeSat deployment platforms, and what that performance enables," says NanoRacks Senior Mission Manager, Henry Martin. "Our customer base is the epitome of the diverse CubeSat market, and following the successful deployment of RemDeb only a couple weeks ago, this 14th airlock deployment mission shows the critical role NanoRacks continues to play in the growth of the commercial space industry."

NanoRacks is pleased to have to deployed seven satellites that were sel ected for flight by NASA's CubeSat Launch Initiative (CSLI) as part of the 23rd installment of the Educational Launch of Nanosatellites (ELaNa) mission, sponsored by the NASA Launch Services Program (LSP).

Additionally, NanoRacks is proud to have deployed the first satellites for two commercial startups.

Analytical Space's primary mission with their CubeSat, Radix, will be a demonstration of an optical data relay system. The satellite has the capability to receive transmissions at various frequency bands from the ground and/or from beta-test customer spacecraft already on orbit and store the data on board. Radix will then downlink the received data to the ground using laser communication.

EnduroSat One, the first Bulgarian amateur radio CubeSat mission, is a multipurpose CubeSat platform engineered for space application and research. The electrical power system and solar panels will provide power for the mission. Two ultra-high frequency Transceivers type II and UHF deployable antenna will deliver a high-reliability communication system for tracking, telemetry and control (TT&C) and data. A network of actuators and sensors will enable spacecraft control and processing capabilities will be provided through the low power consumption and high performance onboard computer.

The satellite deployment times on July 13th were:
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  • RainCube, HaloSat: 08:05:00
  • Radix: 09:50:00
  • TEMPEST-D, CubeRRT: 12:35:00
  • RadSat-g, MemSat, EQUISat, EnduroSat: 14:20:00
The CubeSats mounted externally to the Cygnus spacecraft from the May 2018 launch are scheduled to be deployed on Sunday, July 15th, pending nominal operations.

Download the press release pdf and for additional updates, follow @NanoRacks on Twitter.

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ЦитатаIntl. Space Station‏Подлинная учетная запись @Space_Station 11 мин. назад

.@NASA TV will televise when @Astro_Alex releases the #Cygnus cargo craft with the @CSA_ASC #Canadarm2 starting at 8:15am ET Sunday. We'll also answer your #AskNASA questions. https://www.nasa.gov/live 


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ЦитатаExpedition 56 In flight Interview with Sea Education Association - July 13, 2018

NASA Video

Опубликовано: 13 июл. 2018 г.
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=6gl8lmHuP7ohttps://www.youtube.com/watch?v=6gl8lmHuP7o (23:32)

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Руку манипулятора подвели к Лебедю и захватили