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Re: Node 3 / Cupola news
« Reply #40 on: 03/21/2008 06:23 PM »
Note on the DCM, seems it has been renamed to Mini-Research Module 1, however since my source is wikipedia do no know if it is definite.
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Re: Node 3 / Cupola news
« Reply #41 on: 06/20/2008 06:43 AM »

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Re: Node 3 / Cupola news
« Reply #42 on: 07/09/2008 07:18 PM »
Snap shot of Cupola being processed on it's side:

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Re: Node 3 / Cupola news
« Reply #43 on: 11/08/2008 05:45 PM »
FDRD Mission Baseline Presentation for STS-130/Node3/Cupola was presented to the shuttle managers late this week, and is on L2 to download if you have it. Probably will be a news article in the future too.

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Re: Node 3 / Cupola news
« Reply #44 on: 11/12/2008 01:08 AM »
FDRD Mission Baseline Presentation for STS-130/Node3/Cupola was presented to the shuttle managers late this week, and is on L2 to download if you have it. Probably will be a news article in the future too.

Baselined as a 12+1+2 mission with 3 EVAs.  Node 3 will be attached and activated and Cupola will be relocated and activated.  All the modifications to Node 1 required to reposition Node 3 from the nadir to the port position will be done prior and moslty on ULF-3.

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Re: Node 3 / Cupola news
« Reply #45 on: 11/12/2008 01:32 AM »
Probably will be a news article in the future too.

Perhaps... ;)

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Re: Node 3 / Cupola news
« Reply #46 on: 11/14/2008 12:28 PM »
Has there been any word yet on Node 3's name, or on a student contest to select a name?
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Re: Node 3 / Cupola news
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Re: Node 3 / Cupola news
« Reply #48 on: 11/19/2008 08:47 PM »
i just watched an interactive on the nasa.gov site relating to the 10 year anniversy of the station and the 360 fly around in animation has node 3 on the port side CBM instead of the nadir...

i guess its offical... makes no sence to me.. i think its a mistake to locate node 3 there..

i guess the british HEM idea will stay just an IDEA

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Re: Node 3 / Cupola news
« Reply #49 on: 11/23/2008 11:20 AM »
i just watched an interactive on the nasa.gov site relating to the 10 year anniversy of the station and the 360 fly around in animation has node 3 on the port side CBM instead of the nadir...

i guess its offical... makes no sence to me.. i think its a mistake to locate node 3 there..

i guess the british HEM idea will stay just an IDEA

So if Node-3 can't go on the bottom of Node-1... then what will become of PMA-3? Will it be to risky to try and dock Orion to it with MRM-2 just next door? Node-3 would have helped it stick out more.
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Re: Node 3 / Cupola news
« Reply #50 on: 11/23/2008 01:32 PM »

So if Node-3 can't go on the bottom of Node-1... then what will become of PMA-3? Will it be to risky to try and dock Orion to it with MRM-2 just next door? Node-3 would have helped it stick out more.


Orion will dock to PMA-2, PMA-3 will become a spare part, like it is now. Sad, but true?
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Re: Node 3 / Cupola news
« Reply #51 on: 11/23/2008 07:27 PM »

So if Node-3 can't go on the bottom of Node-1... then what will become of PMA-3? Will it be to risky to try and dock Orion to it with MRM-2 just next door? Node-3 would have helped it stick out more.


Orion will dock to PMA-2, PMA-3 will become a spare part, like it is now. Sad, but true?

Oh, I always thought it was the backup docking port for shuttle/orion?

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Re: Node 3 / Cupola news
« Reply #52 on: 11/24/2008 01:25 AM »
I thought PMA-3 was always considered an on-orbit spare (note how its been constantly shuffled around on Node-1 and to and from Z-1 with no actual use from it).

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Re: Node 3 / Cupola news
« Reply #53 on: 11/24/2008 02:04 AM »
I thought PMA-3 was always considered an on-orbit spare (note how its been constantly shuffled around on Node-1 and to and from Z-1 with no actual use from it).


Actually, it was used for shuttle docking during STS-97 (P6) and STS-98 (Destiny). Hasn't been needed since though.
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Re: Node 3 / Cupola news
« Reply #54 on: 11/24/2008 08:03 AM »
PMA-3 constantly shuffled? It was put at Node-1 nadir during STS-92, was moved to Node-1 port during STS-102 and back to Node-1 nadir before STS-120. It has never been at Z-1. This was PMA-2 during STS-98, for a few days only.

When Orion starts flying sometime (late?) in the next decade, they can - in theory - relocate Node-3. Or there is another module by then. Or whatever. There is plenty of time to make new plans. Nothing to worry about today.

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Re: Node 3 / Cupola news
« Reply #55 on: 12/01/2008 05:06 AM »
so if node 3 will be berthed on Node 1 port, then that means Node 3 will supposedly the "new" habitation module, since they will fit it with the necessary stuff for astro/cosmonaut lodging, right?

as for cupola, will it be placed on Node 3 nadir?
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Re: Node 3 / Cupola news
« Reply #56 on: 12/01/2008 12:09 PM »
1) so if node 3 will be berthed on Node 1 port, then that means Node 3 will supposedly the "new" habitation module, since they will fit it with the necessary stuff for astro/cosmonaut lodging, right?

2) as for cupola, will it be placed on Node 3 nadir?

1) No. Three crew quarters will be in Node-2, one most likely stays in Destiny (TESS), two are in SM. Node-3 will mostly carry environmental racks like the ones launched with STS-126.

2) Yes.

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Re: Node 3 / Cupola news
« Reply #57 on: 12/01/2008 01:44 PM »
I see... thanks!!!
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Re: Node 3 / Cupola news
« Reply #58 on: 12/01/2008 01:58 PM »
 If Orion winds up being the on station lifeboat, and gets changed out every crew swap, both PMAs could see action.

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Re: Node 3 / Cupola news
« Reply #59 on: 12/01/2008 06:09 PM »
1) No. Three crew quarters will be in Node-2, one most likely stays in Destiny (TESS), two are in SM. Node-3 will mostly carry environmental racks like the ones launched with STS-126.

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Personally I think that it would be better to have the 4 crew quater racks in Node 3 as they are more out of the way as Node 2 is a busy junction and more exposed. I think the astronauts would rather have a more private module to sleep in, with the other 4 rack spaces for storage and habitation. Just my opinion... :D

Just out of interest, the 'new galley' launched on STS-126, where will this go? There woud be plenty of space in the Node 3 hatch area, as no other components apart from PMA3 will be attached to the module, so that's a useful area to have a crew dining area.. :)

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