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Re: Expedition 67 Thread
« Reply #1120 on: 06/26/2022 03:43 pm »
Amazing cloud patterns off the coast of Sakhalin island. Can anyone explain how they are formed #CuriousEarthgazer #MissionMinerva..

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Re: Expedition 67 Thread
« Reply #1121 on: 06/27/2022 09:24 am »
100 days in space for Sergei Vladimirovich Korsakov! @SergKorsakov
 
Congratulations Sergey Vladimirovich @SergKorsakov I am happy for you and sincerely wish you many space flights in your professional career..

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Re: Expedition 67 Thread
« Reply #1122 on: 06/27/2022 10:20 am »
The whole Expedition 67 crew members celebrated the first 100 days aboard the International Space Station last night..

https://twitter.com/SpaceGirlLina/status/1541320967829368832

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Re: Expedition 67 Thread
« Reply #1123 on: 06/27/2022 10:34 am »
Looks like a beautiful day to kick off the 100th Championships @Wimbledon.  Good luck to all the players.  We’ll be watching from space onboard the @Space_Station!

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Re: Expedition 67 Thread
« Reply #1124 on: 06/27/2022 04:14 pm »
Expedition 67 - Astronaut Jessica Watkins Talks with KNBC-TV Los Angeles - June 27, 2022


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« Reply #1125 on: 06/27/2022 04:29 pm »
ISS Daily Summary Report – 6/24/2022

Payloads:

Cell Biology Experiment Facility (CBEF-L): The CBEF Vent Fan Cable Checkout was completed. CBEF-L is a JAXA new subrack facility, which is an upgraded facility of the original CBEF currently aboard the ISS.  CBEF-L provides new capabilities with additional new resources such as Full High Definition video interface, Ethernet, 24 VDC power supply, and a larger diameter centrifugal test environment.  By using the original CBEF and CBEF-L as one facility for the same experiment, the payload user is provided with an upgraded experimental environment that can handle the processing of more experimental samples for a wider array of experiments.

Solid Fuel Ignition and Extinction – Growth and Extinction Limit (SoFIE-GEL): Troubleshooting efforts for the SoFIE rotating sample container was performed. The SoFIE-GEL investigation studies burning in microgravity, measuring the amount of heating in a fuel sample to determine how fuel temperature affects material flammability. The results could improve understanding of early fire growth behavior and help determine optimal fire suppression techniques, improving crew safety in future space facilities.

Smartphone Video Guidance Sensor (SVGS): SVGS LED Targets were installed onto specified JEM rack locations and the crew assisted the ground team in conducting science maneuvers.  SVGS demonstrates the use of a photogrammetric vision-based technology for guidance, navigation, and control of a small spacecraft. Developed by NASA, the vision-based sensor computes the position and orientation vector of a target relative to a coordinate system attached to a camera in the host platform, in this case the ISS free-flying robot Astrobee. This demonstration consists of five maneuvers involving motion control and data capture for one, two, and three Astrobee robots.

Systems:

SpaceX Crew Dragon Emergency Response Training: Today, the Freedom crew reviewed the emergency deorbit entry and landing contingencies refresher. The onboard reviews will make sure the crew’s training is fresh in the event there is an emergency on the space station.

Toilet System Noise Survey: Today, the crew inspected locations on toilet where a pre-treat leak previously occurred and had since been cleaned. The toilet air filter was removed for photo inspections. The crew took acoustic measurements during toilet operation using acoustic monitor. This activity captures both sound level data for every second as well as an audio recording for the duration of the measurement. The purpose of the survey was to measure the acoustic environment in the habitable areas with and without the toilet acoustic cover sound abatement hardware to determining if the hardware is effective.

Nanoracks Airlock (NRAL) Trash Audit: Today, the crew audited trash that is expected to be loaded in the NRAL Trash Bag for disposal. The NRAL Airlock Trash Deploy is planned for July 2nd.

Completed Task List Activities:

None

Today’s Ground Activities:
All activities are complete unless otherwise noted.

Attitude Control System (ACS) Optimized Propellant Maneuver (OPM) Execution
HRF Rack 2 Rack Power Down Commanding
SOFIE Sample Holder Troubleshooting
PRO Basic EXPRESS Rack 9B Activation Commanding in Columbus

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Re: Expedition 67 Thread
« Reply #1126 on: 06/27/2022 04:42 pm »
The @NorthropGrumman #Cygnus resupply ship is set to depart the station on Tuesday live on @NASA TV with coverage starting at 5:45am ET.

https://twitter.com/Space_Station/status/1541444518712688640

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Re: Expedition 67 Thread
« Reply #1127 on: 06/27/2022 05:28 pm »
What a view passing over the Belize Barrier Reef! Home to corals & many more threatened species. Today marks the start of the #UNOceanConference diving into the sustainable use & protection of our oceans. Let's all take some #OceanAction.

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Re: Expedition 67 Thread
« Reply #1128 on: 06/28/2022 12:09 am »
Crew Readies Cygnus for Departure, Studies Botany and Cardiac Research

Mark Garcia Posted on June 27, 2022

A U.S. resupply ship is being prepared for its departure from the International Space Station on Tuesday morning. Meanwhile, the Expedition 67 crew continued its space gardening and human research activities today to promote mission success and improve health on Earth.

NASA astronauts Bob Hines and Jessica Watkins spent Monday wrapping up cargo operations inside the Cygnus space freighter from Northrop Grumman. ESA (European Space Agency) Flight Engineer Samantha Cristoforetti joined the pair disconnecting power and ventilation systems and finally closing the vehicle’s hatch.

Cygnus will be detached from the Unity module overnight by the Canadarm2 robotic arm remotely controlled by engineers on the ground.  The Canadarm2 will maneuver Cygnus away from the station and release the cargo craft at 6:05 a.m. EDT completing a four-month stay at the orbital lab. NASA TV starts its live Cygnus release coverage at 5:45 a.m. on Tuesday on the agency’s app and its website.

Hines finished his work day servicing oxygen components on a U.S. spacesuit. Watkins and Cristoforetti also partnered together and filmed station operations to train future crews preparing for upcoming missions to the orbiting complex. Watkins later setup camera gear that students on Earth can operate remotely and photograph landmarks on the ground. Finally, Cristoforetti swapped batteries inside the Astrobee robotic free-flyers and worked on NanoRacks Bishop airlock maintenance.

Advanced space research is always ongoing amidst the constant array of visiting vehicles and other mission activities taking place at the orbital lab. Monday’s science experiments mainly focused on growing plants without soil, cardiac research, and Earth observations.

NASA Flight Engineer Kjell Lindgren kicked off another plant growing session for the XROOTS space botany study. He set up seed cartridges and root modules for the experiment to demonstrate using hydroponic and aeroponic techniques to grow edible plants in microgravity. Growing crops in space can reduce costly cargo missions and help sustain crews as NASA and its international partners plan missions to the Moon, Mars, and beyond.

Roscosmos cosmonauts Denis Matveev and Sergey Korsakov worked on cardiac research today exploring how the human circulatory system adapts to weightlessness. Matveev later worked on nanosatellites to be deployed on an upcoming Russian spacewalk. Korsakov also conducted ear, nose, and throat research. Commander Oleg Artemyev worked on Russian maintenance activities and later filmed station operations for audiences on Earth.

https://blogs.nasa.gov/spacestation/2022/06/27/crew-readies-cygnus-for-departure-studies-botany-and-cardiac-research/

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Re: Expedition 67 Thread
« Reply #1129 on: 06/28/2022 12:09 am »
The Exp 67 crew worked space gardening and cardiac research today as @NorthropGrumman's #Cygnus preps for a Tuesday departure.

https://twitter.com/Space_Station/status/1541550236929298435

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Re: Expedition 67 Thread
« Reply #1130 on: 06/28/2022 01:42 am »
Last night on ISS for Cygnus! Vehicle is fully loaded, hatch is closed, robotic arm has grappled it for unberthing early tomorrow morning. Thanks for bringing us supplies, for the orbit reboost and…. last but not least… for taking our trash!

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Re: Expedition 67 Thread
« Reply #1131 on: 06/28/2022 01:43 am »
During my last flight I was intrigued by the #storyofwater evident in views all over the Earth. Water is amazing stuff. It can sustain life and level mountains. Here are a few more pages in that book! Glaciers in Central Asia.

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« Reply #1132 on: 06/28/2022 01:44 am »
Had a great time watching the @Hou_Sabercats leave it all on the pitch in the @usmlr Western Conference Final rugby match last weekend. Not a bad view from WAY up in the nosebleeds!

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Re: Expedition 67 Thread
« Reply #1133 on: 06/28/2022 09:19 am »
US spacecraft Cygnus to leave ISS on Tuesday.

NASA: Cygnus space truck to undock from ISS on Tuesday.

20:41 27.06.2022

WASHINGTON, June 27 - RIA Novosti. The US cargo spacecraft Cygnus will leave the International Space Station (ISS) on Tuesday, NASA said .

The undocking of the spacecraft, which has been on the ISS since February, is scheduled for 13.05 Moscow time on Tuesday. NASA plans to livestream the truck's departure from the station. The ship, owned by Northrop Grumman , will carry away spent materials from the ISS, which will burn up with it when it enters the Earth's atmosphere on June 29.

Earlier this week, NASA reported that Cygnus had successfully performed a test orbit correction on the ISS after several failed attempts. It was reported that the Russian Progress MS cargo ship remains the regular means of correcting the ISS orbit in the event of a threat to the station, for example, a dangerous approach to the so-called space debris.

https://ria.ru/20220627/cygnus-1798564424.html

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Re: Expedition 67 Thread
« Reply #1134 on: 06/28/2022 09:32 am »
ISS may have been approached to within 7.979km (4.14 vertical) by Starlink #47166 on 2022-06-27T17:35:08.921Z.

(this was by far the closest predicted ISS conjunction seen, perhaps over all time).

47166 was dropping at a rate of 120m a day at the time of the prediction (a day ago) so the actual proximity to ISS was unlikely to be dramatically different than predicted. 47166 declined through the altitude of ISS at about the time it passed through the position of ISS.

https://twitter.com/starlink_map/status/1541598492304748544

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Re: Expedition 67 Thread
« Reply #1135 on: 06/28/2022 09:50 am »
Cygnus Station Departure Delayed One Hour

Mark Garcia Posted on June 28, 2022

Northrop Grumman’s uncrewed Cygnus spacecraft now is scheduled to depart the International Space Station at 7:05 a.m. Tuesday, June 28, more than four months after delivering 8,300 pounds of supplies, scientific investigations, commercial products, hardware, and other cargo to the orbiting laboratory for NASA.

The release of Cygnus is being delayed one hour to better setup Cygnus’ trajectory to be clear of conjunctions and for improved communications capability post-release from the space station.

Live coverage of the spacecraft’s departure will begin at 6:45 a.m. EDT on the NASA Television media channel, the agency’s website, and the NASA app.

Flight controllers on the ground sent commands earlier this morning for the space station’s Canadarm2 robotic arm to detach Cygnus from the Unity module’s nadir port. NASA astronaut Jessica Watkins will monitor Cygnus’ systems upon its departure from the space station.

Following a deorbit engine firing on Wednesday, June 29, Cygnus will begin a planned destructive re-entry, in which the spacecraft – filled with trash packed by the station crew – will safely burn up in Earth’s atmosphere.

Cygnus arrived at the space station Feb. 21, following a launch on Northrop Grumman’s Antares rocket from NASA’s Wallops Flight Facility on Wallops Island, Virginia. It was the company’s 17th commercial resupply services mission to the space station for NASA. Northrop Grumman named the spacecraft after the late NASA astronaut and climate scientist Piers Sellers.

https://blogs.nasa.gov/spacestation/2022/06/28/cygnus-station-departure-delayed-one-hour/

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Re: Expedition 67 Thread
« Reply #1136 on: 06/28/2022 09:51 am »
[email protected]’s #Cygnus departure from the station delayed one hour to 7:05am ET today to be clear of conjunctions and for improved communications.

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Re: Expedition 67 Thread
« Reply #1137 on: 06/28/2022 10:41 am »
There she is, ready for release and departure! Cygnus ready for release and departure!

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Re: Expedition 67 Thread
« Reply #1138 on: 06/28/2022 12:19 pm »
Cygnus Leaving Station Today After Four-Month Mission

Mark Garcia Posted on June 28, 2022

Live coverage of the departure of Northrop Grumman’s uncrewed Cygnus cargo spacecraft from the International Space Station is underway on the NASA Television, the agency’s website, and the NASA app, with its release from the robotic arm scheduled for 7:05 a.m. EDT.

Flight controllers on the ground sent commands earlier this morning for the space station’s Canadarm2 robotic arm to detach Cygnus from the Unity module’s nadir port, and then maneuver the spacecraft into position for its release. NASA astronaut Jessica Watkins will monitor Cygnus’ systems upon its departure from the space station.

Following a deorbit engine firing on Wednesday, June 29, Cygnus will begin a planned destructive re-entry, in which the spacecraft – filled with trash packed by the station crew – will safely burn up in Earth’s atmosphere.

Cygnus arrived at the space station Feb. 21, following a launch on Northrop Grumman’s Antares rocket from NASA’s Wallops Flight Facility on Wallops Island, Virginia. It was the company’s 17th commercial resupply services mission to the space station for NASA. Northrop Grumman named the spacecraft after the late NASA astronaut and climate scientist Piers Sellers.

https://blogs.nasa.gov/spacestation/2022/06/28/cygnus-leaving-station-today-after-four-month-mission/

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Re: Expedition 67 Thread
« Reply #1139 on: 06/28/2022 12:20 pm »
Cygnus Completes Station Mission After Four Months

Mark Garcia Posted on June 28, 2022

At 7:07 a.m. EDT, flight controllers on the ground sent commands to release the Northrop Grumman Cygnus spacecraft from the Canadarm2 robotic arm after earlier detaching Cygnus from the nadir port of the International Space Station’s Unity module. At the time of release, the station was flying about 260 miles over the Pacific Ocean.

The Cygnus spacecraft successfully departed the space station more than three months after arriving at the microgravity laboratory to deliver about 8,300 pounds of supplies, scientific investigations, commercial products, hardware, and other cargo for NASA.

Following a deorbit engine firing on Wednesday, June 29, Cygnus will begin a planned destructive re-entry, in which the spacecraft – filled with trash packed by the station crew – will safely burn up in Earth’s atmosphere.

Cygnus arrived at the space station Feb. 21, following a launch on Northrop Grumman’s Antares rocket from NASA’s Wallops Flight Facility on Wallops Island, Virginia. It was the company’s 17th commercial resupply services mission to the space station for NASA. Northrop Grumman named the spacecraft after the late NASA astronaut and climate scientist Piers Sellers.

On Saturday, June 25, Cygnus completed its first limited reboost of the International Space Station. Cygnus’ gimbaled delta velocity engine was used to adjust the space station’s orbit through a reboost of the altitude of the space station. This Cygnus mission is the first to feature this enhanced capability as a standard service for NASA, following a test of the maneuver which was performed in 2018 during Cygnus’s ninth resupply mission.

https://blogs.nasa.gov/spacestation/2022/06/28/cygnus-completes-station-mission-after-four-months/

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