Nikolay Tikhonov @spacetihonhttp://t.co/ickDcT4qNvOur ISS 51/52 crew // Наш экипаж МКС 51/52
Nikolay Tikhonov @spacetihon 14.04 Официальное фото экипажа... и немного веселья //Official crew photo, and a bit fun
Peggy Whitson @AstroPeggyThe Exp. 51 Space Flight Awareness poster was approved today. I am really looking forward to flying with these guys!
Thomas Pesquet @Thom_astro 24.08L-74: whenever there's cake, it's a good day! #Expedition50 #proxima
Angelina Ballerina @LiNa8294Exp. 50/51 crewmembers @Thom_astro, @AstroPeggy & Oleg Novitsky during an cake-cutting ceremony at NASA's JSC
Angelina Ballerina @LiNa8294 Staffs of NASA participated in the cake-cutting ceremony at the Jake Garn Simulation and Training Facility (JSC)
Angelina Ballerina @LiNa8294Custom cakes for Expedition 50/51 crewmembers @Thom_astro, @AstroPeggy & Oleg Novitsky
Alexander Misurkin:Expedition 51 crew: it is a pity that due to the decision to reduce the number of Russian cosmonauts on board the ISS, we can not fly in this lineup.
NASA and its international partners have updated the assignments for several crew rotations to the International Space Station in 2017. The changes reflect a switch in assignments for some NASA astronauts, as well as a reduction in the number of Russian cosmonauts on some missions.Expedition 51/52 crew members NASA astronaut Jack Fischer and cosmonaut Fyodor Yurchikhin of the Russian space agency Roscosmos will launch in March 2017. Yurchikhin will be the Expedition 52 commander.In May 2017, Expedition 52/53 will launch with NASA astronaut Randy Bresnik, ESA (European Space Agency) astronaut Paolo Nespoli and Russian Cosmonaut Sergey Ryazanskiy. Bresnik will be the Expedition 53 commander.Expedition 53/54 will launch in September 2017. NASA astronaut Mark Vande Hei and Roscosmos cosmonaut Alexander Misurkin will make up that crew, with Misurkin commanding Expedition 54.Expedition 54/55 will launch with NASA astronaut Scott Tingle, Japan Aerospace Exploration Agency astronaut Norishige Kanai and Russian cosmonaut Alexander Skvortsov in October 2017. Expedition 55 will be commanded by Skvortsov.The Expedition 50/51 launch of NASA astronaut Peggy Whitson, astronaut Thomas Pesquet of ESA and cosmonaut Oleg Novitskiy is unchanged and on track to launch Nov. 17 from Baikonur, Kazakhstan. They will join Expedition 50 crew members currently on the station, including astronaut Shane Kimbrough of NASA and cosmonauts Sergey Ryzhikov and Andrey Borisenko of Roscosmos. Kimbrough is the commander of Expedition 50 and Whitson will assume command for Expedition 51.
Surely today's official announcement is already being discussed somewhere here on NSF, but I can't find it, so here goes.Long expected reduction in Russian crew launches, and resultant juggling of non-Russian crew.https://www.nasa.gov/press-release/nasa-updates-2017-international-space-station-crew-assignments
QuotePeggy Whitson @AstroPeggyThe Exp. 51 Space Flight Awareness poster was approved today. I am really looking forward to flying with these guys!Draft version (7/20/2016) below:
Footage contains training activities of the International Space Station’s Expedition 51-52 crew, including NASA astronaut Jack Fischer. Fischer and Commander Fyodor Yurchikhin of Roscosmos are scheduled to launch April 20 from the Baikonur Cosmodrome in Kazakhstan in the Soyuz MS-04 spacecraft for a four and a half month mission.
Fedor Yourtchikhin has his new personnal patch-I know for shure!New slogan:"ROADS ARE LEEVING WITH WALKERS"in Latin.The previous one was:"ROADS ARE DONE BY WALKERS"also in Latin.And his First personal patch was with a classic slogan in Latin:"VIAM SUPERVADET VADENS".Does anyone have pictures of these three patches or the art work for these three patches?
Aboard the International Space Station, Expedition 51 Commander Peggy Whitson of NASA discussed life and research and the records she is setting in a pair of in-flight interviews April 12 with the CBS Radio Network and CNN. Whitson, who already established the record for most spacewalks and most spacewalking hours by a female, will break the mark for most days in space by a U.S. astronaut. On April 24, she will surpass NASA’s Jeff Williams’ record of 534 days in orbit. Whitson is in the midst of a flight spanning almost 10 months on the station, her third long duration mission on the complex.
ISS Daily Summary Report – 4/11/2017 Posted on April 11, 2017 at 4:00 pm by HQ. Lighting Effects: Upon wakeup, the 49S subject provided a sleep log entry and began the first half of a 48-hour urine collection to support the Sleep Shift and Biochem Profile/Repository portion of the Lighting Effects investigation. Subject conducted four urine collections which are performed within a 24-hour period. Each sample was stowed in the Minus Eighty Degree Celsius Laboratory Freezer for ISS (MELFI) for freezing for return and analysis. The Lighting Effects experiment hopes to better quantify and qualify how lighting can effect habitability of spacecraft. The light bulbs on the ISS are being replaced with a new system designed for improved crew health and wellness. The Lighting Effects investigation studies the impact of the change from fluorescent light bulbs to solid-state light-emitting diodes (LEDs) with adjustable intensity and color and aims to determine if the new lights can improve crew circadian rhythms, sleep, and cognitive performance. Results from this investigation also have major implications for people on Earth who use electric lights Device for the study of Critical Liquids and Crystallization (DECLIC) Hard Drive Exchange: The crew exchanged hard drives for the DECLIC investigation. DECLIC High Temperature Insert (HTI)-Reflight (R) studies water near its critical point, the point beyond which water loses its distinction between liquid and vapor and begins to behave as a dense gas. Salt tends to precipitate out from water at temperatures and pressures beyond its critical point. Understanding this behavior will assist designers in building extended-life and low-maintenance supercritical water oxidation (SCWO) reactors that will provide more environmentally friendly waste management systems and reduce operating costs of power plants that use supercritical water for its working fluid.Dose Tracker: The crew launched the Dose Tracker app before completing entries for medication tracking on an iPad. This investigation documents the medication usage of crewmembers before and during their missions by capturing data regarding medication use during spaceflight, including side effect qualities, frequencies and severities. The data is expected to either support or counter anecdotal evidence of medication ineffectiveness during flight and unusual side effects experienced during flight. It is also expected that specific, near-real-time questioning about symptom relief and side effects will provide the data required to establish whether spaceflight-associated alterations in pharmacokinetics (PK) or pharmacodynamics (PD) is occurring during missions.Expedite the Processing of Experiments to the Space Station (Express) Rack 6 (ER6) Improved Payload Ethernet Hub Gateway (iPEHG) Installation: The crew removed the Payload Ethernet Hub Bridge (PEHB) from ER6 and installed an Improved Payload Ethernet Hub Gateway (iPEHG) in its place. The iPEHG provides additional payload data band width needed for the TangoLab payload arriving on SpX-11. The iPEHG was checked out and is performing nominally. The PWD was removed and reinstalled back in the same ER6 location, to allow access for installing the iPEHG. While preparing for the iPEHG installation, the crew found damaged threads on one of the Microgravity Rack Barrier Posts and its threaded insert. The plan is to replace the Standoff Bridge Bracket to provide a good installation location for a spare Microgravity Rack Barrier Post.Remote Power Control Module (RPCM) S11A_C Remote Power Controller (RPC) 3 Status: Yesterday, RPCM S11A-C RPC 3 tripped, removing power from the Starboard Thermal Radiator (STR) Multiplexer/Demultiplexer (MDM). Due to unusual temperatures in the RPCM after the trip, specialists suspected that the trip might have been caused by an RPCM failure rather than a true overcurrent. Multiple attempts to reclose RPC 3 were unsuccessful. Teams are reviewing data to attempt to isolate the failure to the RPCM or the STR MDM.Nitrogen Repress from Nitrogen/Oxygen Recharge System (NORS): Today, the crew performed the first nitrogen repress from a NORS N2 tank. The tank is now empty and ready for return on SpX-11.
http://iss.jaxa.jp/kiboexp/news/170414_exham.htmlDoes it be a correct interpretion, that they have installed the ExHAM#2-2 yesterday?
Thomas Pesquet Superheroes The cutest question I've been asked so far: my friends' daughter (who saw me floating in weightlessness) wanted to know at what age my super powers had kicked in! She was clearly worried about why she could not fly herself yet
Quote from: Olaf on 04/14/2017 02:29 PMhttp://iss.jaxa.jp/kiboexp/news/170414_exham.htmlDoes it be a correct interpretion, that they have installed the ExHAM#2-2 yesterday?Seems so according to this, although there is no mention of it in the 4/13 daily status report from NASA.
ISS Daily Summary Report – 4/18/2017 JEM (Japanese Experiment Module) Airlock (JEMAL) Operations: They replaced the Multi-Purpose Experiment Platform (MPEP) on the Slide Table (ST) with the Cyclops to support the EVA contingency tie-down during NREP transfer to and from the ST via the JEM Remote Manipulator System (JEMRMS).
Quote from: jacqmans on 04/19/2017 04:01 PMISS Daily Summary Report – 4/18/2017 JEM (Japanese Experiment Module) Airlock (JEMAL) Operations: They replaced the Multi-Purpose Experiment Platform (MPEP) on the Slide Table (ST) with the Cyclops to support the EVA contingency tie-down during NREP transfer to and from the ST via the JEM Remote Manipulator System (JEMRMS). Is someone able to explain this with plain words for a non-English native speaker?
At 1:27 a.m. ET on April 24, @AstroPeggy has officially broken @Astro_Jeff's record of 534 days in space. Wish her well with #CongratsPeggy!
Main Bus Switching Unit (MBSU) 2 Loss of Communications (LOC): Overnight, MBSU 2 experienced a LOC. The ground is unable to command or get data insight into the MBSU. The unit continues to pass power to the downstream power buses 2A/2B DC-DC Converter Units (DDCU)s. The next worst failure is an MBSU 2 loss of power which would result in the downstream DDCUs losing power. Five of the 7 DDCUs have parallel DDCUs that can be used to manage and provide power to the loads. The other 2 standalone DDCUs can be powered using available contingency jumpers. The signature is similar to the previous MBSU 1 LOC failure requiring it to be replaced. There are two spare MBSUs on orbit. Teams met to discuss a recovery plan via Robotic operations or an EVA.
ISS Daily Summary Report – 4/25/2017 Posted on April 25, 2017 at 4:00 pm by HQ.NanoRacks External Platform (NREP) Operations: The crew pressurized the Japanese Experiment Module Airlock (JEMAL), performed a leak check and extended the JEMAL Slide Table (ST) into the JEM Pressurized Module (JPM). They then removed the Gumstix/Solar Cell payload and attached the NanoRacks-CID and Honeywell-Morehead-DM payloads to the NREP. The ST was then retracted with attached NREP back into the JEMAL and the hatch was closed. The JEMAL will be depressurized tomorrow and the JEMRMS will transfer the NREP to the JEM External Facility (JEM-EF) this Thursday. NREP is the first external commercial research capability for testing of scientific investigations, sensors, and electronic components in space. Dependable Multiprocessor (DM) technology developed for NASA increases the amount of science and autonomy processing for space missions by flying clusters of high performance commercial off the shelf (COTS) processors in space. Honeywell-Morehead-DM-7 includes a system-level radiation experiment to verify DM operation in a space environment. Charge injection Devices (CIDs) read light exposure information in individual pixels. The CID investigation evaluates a camera with image quality enhancements that can capture images of bright objects and extremely faint ones in the same field of view, such as stars and exoplanets. The investigation demonstrates that these cameras can work in the microgravity and high-radiation environment of space.
Bit confused here - when was NREP removed from the EF? Earlier in April?
JEM (Japanese Experiment Module) Airlock (JEMAL) Operations: In preparation for the NanoRacks External Platform (NREP) activities planned for next week, the crew opened the inner hatch in the JEMAL and extended the airlock slide table into the JEM Pressurized Module (JPM). They replaced the Multi-Purpose Experiment Platform (MPEP) on the Slide Table (ST) with the Cyclops to support the EVA contingency tie-down during NREP transfer to and from the ST via the JEM Remote Manipulator System (JEMRMS). The crew then retracted the JEMAL slide table back into the airlock and closed the inner hatch.
THE SSRMS is removing/replacing something on the ISS feed. An RPC?
Looking at the feed myself, it's an RPCM R&R that is in work. The view is from the SPDM looking at the alignment target of the RPCM.