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Re: Modules currently in SSPF
« Reply #40 on: 06/22/2007 04:38 AM »
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ShuttleDiscovery - 21/6/2007  1:16 PM

I have a question about the MPLMs (specifically Leonardo pictured in the SSPF above):


How come the hatch on Leonardo looks so big? Is it becuase they remove the CBM to take out equipment returned from the shuttle flights?

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The opposite of the docking (CBM) side has the large opening. It's been interesting to watch over the years (via the SSPF site) when they opened the MPLMs' access hatches - remove the outer debris shields, remove the inner fabric liners, remove the huge number of hatch cover bolts, then remove the hatch cover itself.

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Re: Modules currently in SSPF
« Reply #41 on: 06/22/2007 10:08 AM »
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ShuttleDiscovery - 21/6/2007  1:16 PM

I have a question about the MPLMs (specifically Leonardo pictured in the SSPF above):


How come the hatch on Leonardo looks so big? Is it becuase they remove the CBM to take out equipment returned from the shuttle flights?

Thanks.
The opposite of the docking (CBM) side has the large opening. It's been interesting to watch over the years (via the SSPF site) when they opened the MPLMs' access hatches - remove the outer debris shields, remove the inner fabric liners, remove the huge number of hatch cover bolts, then remove the hatch cover itself.

I didn't know that. Thanks!  :)

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Re: Modules currently in SSPF
« Reply #42 on: 06/22/2007 01:23 PM »
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Re: Modules currently in SSPF
« Reply #43 on: 06/22/2007 01:32 PM »
Anyone know what that thing in the hatch entrance of Columbus is?

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Re: Modules currently in SSPF
« Reply #44 on: 06/22/2007 01:50 PM »
It's what they use to slide the racks inside.

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Re: Modules currently in SSPF
« Reply #45 on: 06/22/2007 02:00 PM »
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MKremer - 22/6/2007  2:50 PM

It's what they use to slide the racks inside.

Thanks Michael. Have to keep an eye out on what equipment's going in there...
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Re: Modules currently in SSPF
« Reply #46 on: 06/22/2007 02:15 PM »
For those of you trying, like myself, to make sense from the webcams which module is which, I found a link on the nasa website for 'The Observation Deck' which gives an overview of the layout of the modules in the SSPF
http://www.nasa.gov/externalflash/TheObservationDeck/index.html
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Re: Modules currently in SSPF
« Reply #47 on: 06/22/2007 02:30 PM »
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For those of you trying, like myself, to make sense from the webcams which module is which, I found a link on the nasa website for 'The Observation Deck' which gives an overview of the layout of the modules in the SSPF
http://www.nasa.gov/externalflash/TheObservationDeck/index.html




    wow that is really cool thanks :)

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Re: Modules currently in SSPF
« Reply #48 on: 06/26/2007 06:17 PM »

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Re: Modules currently in SSPF
« Reply #49 on: 06/26/2007 06:19 PM »
Any idea whats happening with the JEM-ELM PS? And what about the roof of it pictured below, it looks like some parts have been taken off...

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Re: Modules currently in SSPF
« Reply #50 on: 06/26/2007 11:02 PM »

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When you say roof, are you talking about the top that is pointed towrd the camera in the picture? If so, nothing has been taken off, it is supposed to look that way. There is a berthing mechanism on the top (well zenith in the on orbit config) and there is a funny looking slant to that face to allow for clearances
 


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Re: Modules currently in SSPF
« Reply #51 on: 06/27/2007 06:57 AM »
Thanks :)

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Re: Modules currently in SSPF
« Reply #52 on: 06/28/2007 01:14 PM »
I think the Canadian Special Purpose Dexterous Manipulator (Dextre) is a step closer to launch on STS123.

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Re: Modules currently in SSPF
« Reply #53 on: 06/28/2007 02:19 PM »
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I think the Canadian Special Purpose Dexterous Manipulator (Dextre) is a step closer to launch on STS123.

Yep - it was delivered to KSC last week according to this CSA press release.

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Re: Modules currently in SSPF
« Reply #54 on: 06/28/2007 02:39 PM »
Where has this picture been taken?
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Re: Modules currently in SSPF
« Reply #55 on: 06/28/2007 02:46 PM »
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Where has this picture been taken?
Inside the SSPF at KSC. There's some sequential still webcams here: http://science.ksc.nasa.gov/shuttle/countdown/video/
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Re: Modules currently in SSPF
« Reply #56 on: 06/28/2007 04:51 PM »
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I think the Canadian Special Purpose Dexterous Manipulator (Dextre) is a step closer to launch on STS123.


I saw that too. Looks a bit flat packed!

What's with the two components side by side? Are they both part of SPDM?

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Re: Modules currently in SSPF
« Reply #57 on: 06/28/2007 04:54 PM »
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Re: Modules currently in SSPF
« Reply #58 on: 06/28/2007 05:54 PM »
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What's with the two components side by side? Are they both part of SPDM?

The left one is the central structure (you can see the PDGF at the near end and end effector at the other end). The right hand component is one of the 'arms', the other arm out of the picture at the far left.

The whole thing assembled is going to be far larger than I expected.

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Re: Modules currently in SSPF
« Reply #59 on: 06/29/2007 06:35 PM »
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What's with the two components side by side? Are they both part of SPDM?

The left one is the central structure (you can see the PDGF at the near end and end effector at the other end). The right hand component is one of the 'arms', the other arm out of the picture at the far left.

The whole thing assembled is going to be far larger than I expected.

Yeah, it looks huge.  :)

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