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Цитата: SpaceX SpaceX @SpaceX 3 ч. назадAfter launch of Crew Dragon's first operational mission with astronauts on board, SpaceX will launch its 21st cargo resupply mission to the ISS - the first to use the upgraded version of Dragon outfitted for cargo missions3 ч. назадOnce this Dragon docks to the @space_station, there will be two Dragons docked simultaneously. Between crew and cargo missions, there will be at least one Dragon spacecraft attached to the @space_station for the entirety of 2021
Цитата Nanoracks @Nanoracks 23 ч. назадThe #BishopAirlock Passive Common Berthing Mechanism (PCBM) installation with @BoeingSpace is well underway down at @NASAKennedy! #ISS4 ч. назадYesterday, @BoeingSpace completed the PCBM installation. #BishopAirlock, you are looking mighty fine.
Цитата SpaceX @SpaceX 48 мин. назадThe Dragon spacecraft supporting SpaceX's 21st cargo resupply mission to the @space_station departed our Hawthorne factory last week for Florida47 мин. назадThis will be the first flight of the upgraded cargo version of Dragon, which is able to carry 50% more science payloads than the previous version of Dragon
Цитата Nanoracks @Nanoracks 8 окт.We're getting close. #BishopAirlock9 окт.The #BishopAirlock is....READY. We're packed up (again) and moving down the road for delivery to @SpaceX tomorrow. Next week, we begin procedures for installation in the #Dragon trunk!
Цитата Nanoracks @Nanoracks 2 ч. назадWe're excited to share that the #BishopAirlock was successfully installed in the @SpaceX #Dragon trunk this week. It's been a wild few years building a new piece of @Space_Station infrastructure, and all we can say is thank you to our team & all of our partners along the way!
ЦитатаNext-Generation Airlock Prepped for SpaceX CRS-21 LaunchJames CawleyPosted Oct 16, 2020 at 5:43 pmThe Nanoracks Bishop Airlock is launching on SpaceX's 21st commercial resupply services mission to the International Space Station. Photo credit: SpaceXThe first commercially funded airlock for the International Space Station is ready for its journey to space. On Saturday, Oct. 10, teams moved the Nanoracks Bishop Airlock to SpaceX's processing facility at NASA's Kennedy Space Center in Florida. Two days later, it was packed in the Dragon spacecraft's trunk for its ride to the orbiting laboratory.The airlock will provide payload hosting, robotics testing, and satellite deployment, while also serving as an outside toolbox for astronauts conducting spacewalks. Photo credit: SpaceXThe airlock will provide payload hosting, robotics testing, and satellite deployment, and also will serve as an outside toolbox for crew members conducting spacewalks.The Bishop Airlock is launching on SpaceX's 21st commercial resupply services (CRS-21) mission to the space station. This will be the first flight of SpaceX's upgraded cargo version of Dragon, which can carry more science payloads to and from the space station.The pressurized capsule will carry a variety of research including studies on the effects of microgravity on cardiovascular cells, how space conditions affect the interaction between microbes and minerals, and a technology demonstration of a blood analysis tool in space. CRS-21 is scheduled to launch aboard a Falcon 9 rocket from Kennedy's Launch Complex 39A. Teams are targeting late November or early December for liftoff.
Цитата: undefinedOct. 23, 2020MEDIA ADVISORY M20-116NASA Invites Media to Next SpaceX Space Station Cargo LaunchA SpaceX Falcon 9 rocket lifts off from Space Launch Complex 40 at Cape Canaveral Air Force Station in Florida at 11:50 p.m. EST on March 6, 2020, carrying the uncrewed cargo Dragon spacecraft on its journey to the International Space Station for NASA and SpaceX's 20th Commercial Resupply Services (CRS-20) mission.Credits: NASA/Tony Gray and Tim TerryMedia accreditation is open for the launch of the next SpaceX delivery of NASA science investigations, supplies, and equipment to the International Space Station.This mission will be the first cargo resupply mission on the company's upgraded version of its Dragon spacecraft and is targeted to launch on a Falcon 9 rocket from Launch Complex 39A at NASA's Kennedy Space Center in Florida no earlier than December.Media prelaunch and launch activities will take place at Kennedy. ......The Nanoracks Bishop Airlock is packed in the Dragon spacecraft's trunk for its ride to the orbiting laboratory. The first commercially funded space station airlock - an airtight segment used for transfer of payloads between the inside and outside of the station - will provide payload hosting, robotics testing, and satellite deployment while also serving as an outside toolbox for astronauts conducting spacewalks.Among the investigations riding inside the Dragon's pressurized capsule will be a variety of research, including studies on the effects of microgravity on cardiovascular cells and how space conditions affect the interaction between microbes and minerals, as well as a technology demonstration of a blood analysis tool in space.Each resupply mission to the station delivers scientific investigations in the areas of biology and biotechnology, physical sciences, and Earth and space science. Advances in these areas will help to keep astronauts healthy during long-duration space travel and demonstrate technologies for future human and robotic exploration beyond low-Earth orbit to the Moon and Mars. Space station research through the ISS National Lab also provides opportunities for other U.S. government agencies, private industry, and academic and research institutions to conduct microgravity research that leads to new technologies, medical treatments, and products that improve life on Earth.This is the 21st SpaceX mission to deliver science investigations, supplies, and equipment for NASA and the first under the agency's second Commercial Resupply Services (CRS-2) contract. Cargo resupply from U.S. companies ensures a national capability to deliver critical science research to the space station, significantly increasing NASA's ability to conduct new investigations at the only laboratory in space. With this first flight under the CRS-2 contract, SpaceX and NASA will build upon the success of the missions flown under the first commercial resupply contract. SpaceX has completed 20 Dragon missions to and from the space station, providing more than 95,000 pounds of supplies and 75,000 pounds of return mass.The International Space Station is a convergence of science, technology, and human innovation that demonstrates new technologies and enables research not possible on Earth. The space station has been occupied continuously since November 2000. In that time, 241 people and a variety of international and commercial spacecraft have visited the orbiting laboratory. The space station remains the springboard to NASA's next great leap in exploration, including future missions to the Moon and eventually to Mars.-end-Last Updated: Oct. 23, 2020Editor: Katherine Brown
Цитата: undefinedКогда предмет оказывается внутри «Бишопа», космонавты закрывают люк порта и откачивают воздух из шлюза. Затем роботизированная рука на внешней стороне космической станции производит захват «Бишопа», отсоединяет его от порта и протягивает, например, космонавтам, находящимся снаружи станции, после чего шлюз устанавливается на прежнее место. Это только один из способов использования нового шлюза.
Цитата: The Heart of the Moon от 24.10.2020 12:27:20Осталось узнать размер и форму оплаты работы коммерческого шлюза
Цитата NASA's Kennedy Space Center @NASAKennedy 25 мин. назадThe next @SpaceX cargo launch to the @Space_Station is targeted for no earlier than Dec. 2 at 12:50 pm ET pending Eastern Range approval.This will be the first cargo resupply on the upgraded Dragon and first SpaceX resupply under @NASA's CRS-2 contract: http://go.nasa.gov/2Idsmqz
ЦитатаNASA and SpaceX Target Dec. 2 for Next Resupply LaunchAnna HeineyPosted Nov 6, 2020 at 4:16 pmSpaceX Falcon 9 rocket lifts off from Space Launch Complex 40 at Cape Canaveral Air Force Station in Florida at 11:50 p.m. EST on March 6, 2020, carrying the uncrewed cargo Dragon spacecraft on its journey to the International Space Station for NASA and SpaceX's 20th Commercial Resupply Services (CRS-20) mission. Photo credit: NASA/Tony Gray and Tim TerryWhile SpaceX continues preparations for the launch of NASA's SpaceX Crew-1 mission to the International Space Station as part of the Commercial Crew Program, the company also is getting ready for the agency's next cargo resupply mission to the orbiting laboratory.SpaceX's 21st resupply mission for NASA, its first under the second-generation Commercial Resupply Services (CRS-2) contract, will be the first resupply mission to use the upgraded version of the Dragon spacecraft. The flight will bring science and supplies to the newly expanded Expedition 64 crew beginning with liftoff on the SpaceX Falcon 9 rocket from Launch Complex 39A at NASA's Kennedy Space Center in Florida.NASA and SpaceX currently are targeting no earlier than 12:50 p.m. ET on Wednesday, Dec. 2, for the CRS-21 launch, pending Eastern Range acceptance and successful preparations and an on-time liftoff of Crew-1, also from Launch Complex 39A.The science to be delivered on this mission includes a study aimed at better understanding heart disease to support development of treatments for patients on Earth, research into how microbes can be used for biomining on asteroids, and a tool being tested for quick and accurate blood analysis in microgravity. The first commercially owned and operated airlock on the space station, the Nanoracks Bishop Airlock, will arrive in the unpressurized trunk of the Dragon spacecraft. Bishop will provide a variety of capabilities to the orbiting laboratory, including CubeSat deployment and support of external payloads.
ЦитатаЗапуск миссии CRS-21 - не ранее 2 декабря Точная дата будет определена после утверждения манифеста запусков командой космодрома.21-я миссия SpaceX по пополнению запасов на МКС в рамках программы NASA Commercial Resupply Services (CRS) станет первой сразу в нескольких вещах:- Во-первых, она станет первой миссией в которой будет использоваться модернизированная версия космического корабля Dragon - Cargo Dragon 2.- Во-вторых, впервые запуск миссии снабжения CRS будет осуществлять со стартового комплекса 39A в Космическом центре им. Кеннеди во Флориде.- В-третьих, это будет первая миссия в рамках второй части контракта снабжения (CRS-2).В рамках миссии на МКС будут доставлены многочисленные материалы для исследований. Основные из них будут направлены на лучшее понимание сердечных заболеваний и разработки новых методов лечения пациентов на Земле, исследование микробов, и как они могут помочь нам в освоении астероидов, проверку возможности быстрого и точного анализа крови в условиях микрогравитации.Кроме того, в грузовом отсеке корабля на МКС доставят первый частный шлюзовой модуль Nanoracks Bishop Airlock.
Цитата Michael Sheetz @thesheetztweetz 7 мин. назадSpaceX also plans to have 3 second-generation Cargo Dragon capsule, the first of which is set to launch on the CRS-21 mission on Dec. 2.
ЦитатаSpaceX's CRS-21 Mission to the Space Station: What's On Board NASA17 нояб. 2020 г.
ЦитатаNov. 17, 2020Hearts, Airlocks, and Asteroids: New Research Flies on 21st SpaceX Cargo MissionThe 21st SpaceX cargo resupply mission that launches from NASA's Kennedy Space Center in Florida carries a variety of critical research and technology demonstrations to the International Space Station. The mission represents the first on an upgraded version of the company's Dragon cargo spacecraft designed to carry more science payloads to and from the space station.[/size]Highlights of the payloads on this mission include:Microbial meteorite minersA mixture of meteorite samples and microbes are headed to the space station. Certain microbes form layers on the surface of rock that can release metals and minerals, a process known as biomining. A previous investigation from ESA (European Space Agency), BioRock, examined how microgravity affects the processes involved in biomining. ESA follows up on that work with BioAsteroid, which examines biofilm formation and biomining of asteroid or meteorite material in microgravity. Researchers are seeking a better understanding of the basic physical processes that control these mixtures, such as gravity, convection, and mixing. Microbe-rock interactions have many potential uses in space exploration and off-Earth settlement. Microbes could break down rocks into soils for plant growth, for example, or extract elements useful for life support systems and production of medicines.Examining changes in hearts using tissue chips3D engineered heart tissue beats within a tissue chip. Engineered heart tissues will be used in the Cardinal Heart investigation to model pathological processes involved in heart failure. What researchers learn may contribute to discovery of novel therapeutic targets for clinical application.Credits: Stanford/BioServeMicrogravity causes changes in the workload and shape of the human heart, and it is still unknown if these changes could become permanent if a person lived more than a year in space. If that were to happen, it is possible it may take the returning astronaut many months to readjust to Earth's gravity. Cardinal Heart studies how changes in gravity affect cardiovascular cells at the cellular and tissue level. The investigation uses 3D engineered heart tissues (EHTs), a type of tissue chip. Results could provide new understanding of heart problems on Earth, help identify new treatments, and support development of screening measures to predict cardiovascular risk prior to spaceflight.Counting white blood cells in spacePreparation of the HemoCue white blood cell analyzer and associated hardware for its flight to the space station.Credits: ZIN Technologies, Inc.HemoCue tests the ability of a commercially available device to provide quick and accurate counts of total and differentiated white blood cells in microgravity. Doctors commonly use the total number of white blood cells and counts of the five different types of white blood cells to diagnose illnesses and monitor a variety of heath conditions on Earth. Verification of an autonomous capability for blood analysis on the space station is an important step toward meeting the health care needs of crew members on future missions.Building with brazingSUBSA-BRAINS examines differences in capillary flow, interface reactions, and bubble formation during the solidification of brazing alloys in microgravity. Brazing is a type of soldering used to bond together similar materials, such as an aluminum alloy to aluminum, or dissimilar ones such as aluminum alloy to ceramics, at high temperatures. The technology could serve as a tool for constructing human habitats and vehicles on future space missions as well as for repairing damage caused by micrometeoroids or space debris.A new and improved door to spaceTechnicians work on the Nanoracks Bishop Airlock inside the Space Station Processing Facility at NASA's Kennedy Space Center in Florida on Sept. 29, 2020, preparing the facility for its flight to the International Space Station. The first commercially funded airlock for the space station provides payload hosting, robotics testing, satellite deployment, and more.Credits: NASA/KSCLaunching in the trunk of the Dragon capsule, the Nanoracks Bishop Airlock is a commercial platform that can support a variety of scientific work on the space station. Its capabilities include deployment of free-flying payloads such as CubeSats and externally-mounted payloads, housing of small external payloads, jettisoning trash, and recovering external Orbital Replacement Units (ORUs). ORUs are modular components of the station that can be replaced when needed, such as pumps and other hardware. Roughly five times larger than the airlock on the Japanese Experiment Module (JEM) already in use on the station, the Bishop Airlock allows robotic movement of more and larger packages to the exterior of the space station, including hardware to support spacewalks. It also provides capabilities such as power and Ethernet required for internal and external payloads.Your brain on microgravityBrain organoids being prepared to fly to the space station for the Space Tango-Human Brain Organoids investigation.Credits: UC San Diego/Erik JepsenThe Effect of Microgravity on Human Brain Organoids observes the response of brain organoids to microgravity. Small living masses of cells that interact and grow, organoids can survive for months, providing a model for understanding how cells and tissues adapt to environmental changes. Organoids grown from neurons or nerve cells exhibit normal processes such as responding to stimuli and stress. Therefore, organoids can be used to look at how microgravity affects survival, metabolism, and features of brain cells, including rudimentary cognitive function.youtu.be/Dcy4yZb13fEMelissa GaskillInternational Space Station Program Research OfficeJohnson Space CenterLast Updated: Nov. 18, 2020Editor: Michael Johnson
ЦитатаNov. 17, 2020MEDIA ADVISORY M20-128NASA Highlights Science, New Airlock on Next Space Station Resupply MissionNASA astronaut and Expedition 62 Flight Engineer Jessica Meir conducts cardiac research in the Life Sciences Glovebox located in the Japanese Kibo laboratory module. The Engineered Heart Tissues investigation could promote a better understanding of cardiac function in microgravity which would be useful for drug development and other applications related to heart conditions on Earth.Credits: NASANASA will host a media teleconference at 1 p.m. EST Friday, Nov. 20, to discuss science investigations and a new privately funded airlock launching on SpaceX's 21st commercial cargo resupply mission for the agency to the International Space Station. It is SpaceX's first launch on its second Commercial Resupply Services contract with NASA and the company will use the upgraded version of the cargo Dragon spacecraft.Audio of the teleconference will stream live online at:http://www.nasa.gov/liveSpaceX is targeting 12:50 p.m. Wednesday, Dec. 2, for the launch of the Dragon on a Falcon 9 rocket from Launch Complex 39A at NASA's Kennedy Space Center in Florida.[/size]...David Brady, associate program scientist for the International Space Station Program at NASA's Johnson Space Center in Houston, will provide an introduction to the research and technology aboard the Dragon spacecraft.Also participating in the briefing are:Charles Cockell, professor of astrobiology at the University of Edinburgh and principal investigator for the BioAsteroid experiment, and Rosa Santomartino, postdoctoral research associate. BioAsteroid aims to better understand how microbes interact with and change asteroids, information that could be used for future mining on asteroids.Joseph Wu, professor and director of the Stanford Cardiovascular Institute and principal investigator, and Dilip Thomas, postdoctoral research fellow for Cardinal Heart, which studies the effects of microgravity on heart tissue using tissue chips, in an effort to develop therapies on Earth and countermeasures for future space exploration.Benjamin Easter, deputy element scientist for exploration medical capability in the NASA Human Research Program, who will discuss HemoCue, a commercial off-the-shelf device that will be tested as a tool to provide autonomous blood analysis as an important step toward meeting the heath care needs of crew members on future missions, including for NASA's Artemis program to the Moon.Brock Howe, program manager for the Nanoracks Bishop Airlock, the first privately funded module to be delivered to the space station. The Bishop Airlock will support science experiments, satellite deployment, and spacewalks.Dusan Sekulic, professor of mechanical engineering at the University of Kentucky and principal investigator, and Sinisa Mesarovic, professor of mechanical and materials engineering at Washington State University, for SUBSA-BRAINS. This experiment looks at how liquid metals behave in microgravity as a first step toward developing techniques that could be used for construction of human space habitats, as well as to repair damage from micrometeoroids or space debris.Pinar Mesci, project scientist for Space Tango-Human Brain Organoids, an experiment that studies how microgravity affects small, living masses of cells as a way to understand the effects of spaceflight on the brain. This investigation could pave the way for additional exploration of changes to neurons during spaceflight, including studies of pharmacology, disease, aging, and more.Cargo resupply from U.S. companies ensures a national capability to deliver critical science research to the space station, significantly increasing NASA's ability to conduct new investigations at the only laboratory in space. The upgraded Dragon spacecraft has double the capacity for powered lockers that preserve science and research samples during transport to or from Earth.The cargo Dragon will be the second SpaceX spacecraft parked at the orbiting laboratory, following the arrival Nov. 16 of the Crew Dragon that carried four new Expedition 64 astronauts, who will support these and other investigations as part of their six-month science mission.The space station is a convergence of science, technology, and human innovation that demonstrates new technologies and enables research not possible on Earth. NASA recently celebrated 20 years of continuous human presence aboard the orbiting laboratory, which has hosted 242 people and a variety of international and commercial spacecraft. The space station remains the springboard to NASA's next great leap in exploration, including future human missions to the Moon and eventually to Mars.-end-Last Updated: Nov. 17, 2020Editor: Sean Potter
Цитата NASA's Kennedy Space Center @NASAKennedy 2 ч. назадLaunch Update @NASA and @SpaceX are now targeting 11:39 a.m. ET Saturday, Dec. 5 for the launch of the 21st Commercial Resupply Services (CRS-21) mission to the @Space_Station.