Momentus plans to conduct a test launch in 2020 of Vigoride, a shuttle to ferry payloads from one location in low Earth orbit to another, by sending a satellite into orbit through NanoRacks’ Kaber Microsat Deployer on the space station.
NG-11 unberthing in progress: http://www.ustream.tv/channel/live-iss-streamFirst movement noticed at 13:30 UTC
https://blogs.nasa.gov/stationreport/2019/08/06/iss-daily-summary-report-8062019/QuoteInternational Docking Adapter (IDA)3 Extravehicular Activity (EVA) Preparations: The crew completed the following activities in preparation for the EVA planned no earlier than August 21: EVA procedure review. Configured 3 cable reel bags with EVA tools and tethers. Resized Extravehicular Mobility Unit (EMU) 3006 for Hague and EMU 3008 for Morgan. EMU 3003 Data Recorder (EDAR) was removed and installed in EMU 3006. EMU 3006 Rechargeable EVA Battery Assembly (REBA) install and checkout following EDAR install.
International Docking Adapter (IDA)3 Extravehicular Activity (EVA) Preparations: The crew completed the following activities in preparation for the EVA planned no earlier than August 21: EVA procedure review. Configured 3 cable reel bags with EVA tools and tethers. Resized Extravehicular Mobility Unit (EMU) 3006 for Hague and EMU 3008 for Morgan. EMU 3003 Data Recorder (EDAR) was removed and installed in EMU 3006. EMU 3006 Rechargeable EVA Battery Assembly (REBA) install and checkout following EDAR install.
Robotics controllers will remove the IDA-3, delivered in the trunk of the SpaceX Dragon, two days before the spacewalk
August 27, Tuesday10:30 a.m. – Coverage of the release of the SpaceX/Dragon CRS-18 cargo craft from the International Space Station; release scheduled at 10:56 a.m. EDT
September 6, Friday1:45 p.m. – Coverage of the undocking of the unpiloted International Space Station Soyuz MS-14 spacecraft from the International Space Station. Undocking is scheduled at 2:13 p.m. EDT; no coverage of landing in Kazakhstan
September 14, Saturday5:45 a.m. – Coverage of the rendezvous and capture of the JAXA HTV-8 “Kounotori” cargo craft at the International Space Station; capture scheduled at 7:10 a.m. EDT
October 3, Thursday3 a.m. - International Space Station Expedition 60/Soyuz MS-12 undocking coverage (Ovchinin, Hague, Almansoori; undocking scheduled at 3:35 a.m. EDT (All Channels)5:30 a.m. - International Space Station Expedition 60/Soyuz MS-12 deorbit burn and landing coverage (Ovchinin, Hague, Almansoori); deorbit burn scheduled at 6 a.m. EDT; landing near Dzhezkazgan, Kazakhstan scheduled at 6:58 a.m. EDT
2020 Early - spacewalk (ISS U.S. EVA) (installing second TSOP for Bartolomeo on the Columbus module)
Modifications to Columbus (trunnions, additional internal cables) ongoing / scheduled for 11/19
Secondary Trunnion Slip-Off Prevention (TSOP) installed successfully in EVA #54Primary TSOP to follow later this year
ISS scheduled orbit correctionAugust 15, 2019, 09:22 GMTOn August 15, 2019, two scheduled orbit corrections were carried out according to the International Space Station flight program.The Progress MS-12 cargo spacecraft propulsion system docked to Pirs module was switched on at 05:53 UTC. The engines worked for 585 seconds, as a result the station got velocity increment by 0.58 m/s. At 08:55 UTC the freighter propulsion system was switched on for the second time, also for 585 seconds. As a result, the station received another velocity increment by 0.58 m/s.According to the Mission Control Center data, after the two maneuvers the station has the following orbit parameters: Minimal height over the Earth’s surface – 415.0 km; Maximum height over the Earth’s surface – 428.7 km; Rotation period – 92.82 min; Orbit inclination – 51.66 deg.Two separate correctional maneuvers to reach the necessary orbit ascent parameters were carried out to provide the technical conditions for the safe engine mode operation. As a result, the station got the necessary orbit ascent parameters, to provide for the Soyuz MS-14 ascent, approach and docking, as well as subsequent landing of the spacecraft.
Saturday, Aug. 24: 12:45 a.m. – Docking coverage (docking scheduled for 1:30 a.m.)Friday, Sept. 6:The uncrewed Soyuz MS-14 will be deorbited for a parachute-assisted landing in south-central Kazakhstan at 5:35 p.m. on Sept. 6 (3:35 a.m. Kazakhstan time on Sept. 7), where Russian personnel will be standing by to recover the spacecraft for postflight analysis. NASA TV will not provide live coverage of landing. The mission’s completion will be reported on social media and the agency’s website.
FE-9 spent a major portion of his day transferring cargo from the ISS to the Dragon vehicle.
MOSCOW, Aug 21 - RIA News. The launch to the International Space Station (ISS) of the American Boeing-developed Starliner unmanned vehicle was postponed from September 17 to October 6, and the manned one from November 30 to December 30, a source in the rocket and space industry told RIA Novosti.
On August 7, ExHAM # 1-4 samples were removed and ExHAM # 1-5 samples were installed. ExHAM # 1-5 samples were taken out and installed on August 19th.
NASA astronauts Nick Hague and Andrew Morgan concluded today’s spacewalk at 2:59 p.m. EDT. During the six-hour and 32-minute spacewalk, the two astronauts successfully installed the second of two international docking adapters (IDAs).
August 27, Tuesday10:15 a.m. – Coverage of the release of the SpaceX/Dragon CRS-18 cargo craft from the International Space Station; release scheduled at 10:42 a.m. EDT