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Re: Retired space shuttles' water tanks removed for ISS
« Reply #40 on: 09/01/2015 06:29 AM »
So is it fair to assume a rack will be modified for this purpose on the ground and then flown to station aboard HTV?
That is a fair assumption.

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Re: Retired space shuttles' water tanks removed for ISS
« Reply #41 on: 09/01/2015 10:29 AM »
The rack in the picture is a RSR (resupply storage rack). ZSR's have a metal ispr mount frame at the front, for the rest they are made of fabric and zippers.

The eight spaceshuttle tanks will be hardmounted with plumming in a new ispr frame on the ground. The rack that is created is called WSS (water storage system) rack. The rack will most likely be delivered by a HTV during 2017.

From 2012 a additional live support rack is planned. Instead of aditional ATV missions ESA would develop the service module for orion and would develop the ACLS-rack (advanced close live support system). The rack will perform three proceses. Electrolysis, sabatier reaction and carbon absorption and concentration. I think this rack is also planned for 2017 and it will be located in columbus O1 or A1.


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Re: Retired space shuttles' water tanks removed for ISS
« Reply #42 on: 09/03/2015 07:38 PM »
A possible 5 tank configuration, minus plumbing and mounting hardware. Quick and dirty.

ISPR internal Dimensions 79" tall, 41" wide, 33.8" deep
Tank dimensions 16" dia, 36" length.

Just a wag, but it could work with the right mounting hardware and plumbing with room to adjust in all three directions.

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Re: Retired space shuttles' water tanks removed for ISS
« Reply #43 on: 09/03/2015 08:22 PM »
This may be notional:

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Re: Retired space shuttles' water tanks removed for ISS
« Reply #44 on: 05/10/2016 11:12 PM »
Fishing for news here, seems like it's been too long since any discussion.
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Re: Retired space shuttles' water tanks removed for ISS
« Reply #45 on: 05/11/2016 07:25 PM »
Fishing for news here, seems like it's been too long since any discussion.


Stay tuned...there should be a lot of news in the Endeavour thread next week with the arrival of ET-94 in Los Angeles.
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Re: Retired space shuttles' water tanks removed for ISS
« Reply #46 on: 09/01/2016 01:18 PM »
NASA reinstalls water tank reclaimed from space shuttle Endeavour
http://www.collectspace.com/news/news-090116a-shuttle-endeavour-water-tanks.html

One year after its removal from the space shuttle Endeavour, a metal water tank has been returned by NASA to the California Science Center and reinstalled inside the retired orbiter.

The tank, which was used to collect waste water during Endeavour's missions in Earth orbit, was extracted from under the shuttle's crew cabin in August 2015, at the same time that four similar potable water tanks were also removed.

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Re: Retired space shuttles' water tanks removed for ISS
« Reply #47 on: 04/11/2017 03:45 AM »
OK they put the waste tank back in the orbiter, but what about 4 - 8 tanks that were supposed to go to the ISS? Last update was Aug 26 2015 found on Google.
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