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Re: ISS Rack configurations
« Reply #40 on: 09/18/2015 10:18 PM »
So I'm working on an updated rack topology diagram following the HTV-5 rack transfers.

Changes to the most recent topology diagram (posted below) are as follows:

. MSPR-2 to JPM1F2
. Galley rack to NOD1P4

The ZSR that was previously located at NOD1P4 I presume has now gone to the PMM, but I don't know to which bay. Also at least one RSP has been removed from the PMM for disposal via HTV, but again I don't know which bay it came from. As such I now have no idea as to the rack configuration of the PMM, so I may have to omit it from a future topology diagram.

Is anyone else aware of any other changes in rack topology since the last diagram that are not listed above?
I sent some emails might know by next week.

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Re: ISS Rack configurations
« Reply #41 on: 10/01/2015 02:12 AM »
Here's my updated rack topology diagram. Changes are as follows:

. MSPR-2 added to JPM1F2
. Galley rack added to NOD1P4
. PMM removed (since I have no info regarding it's current config)
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Re: ISS Rack configurations
« Reply #42 on: 10/04/2015 07:52 PM »
Very pretty Space Pete. And interesting. But sooo many TLAs.

Could look them up if there were more hours in a day but, given that you reissue this from time to time, would be much better if you could find a way to include a list of definitions. Perhaps move the colour key to the left to make a space? A smaller font would be fine. Also, an explanation of SDPO, OADF, etc.

Just my 2p worth.

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Re: ISS Rack configurations
« Reply #43 on: 10/05/2015 08:38 AM »
Very pretty Space Pete. And interesting. But sooo many TLAs.

Could look them up if there were more hours in a day but, given that you reissue this from time to time, would be much better if you could find a way to include a list of definitions. Perhaps move the colour key to the left to make a space? A smaller font would be fine. Also, an explanation of SDPO, OADF, etc.

Just my 2p worth.

Added with reply #15 (page1) is a document called Rack SE, this explains the abreviations a bit. I will update that document.

I've added the document. A lot of information is from the txt. document Jonatan made a couple of years ago. So I should thank him for his work back than.
@SpacePete If you want to add the NSS logo and claim the autor rights it's fine by me. I couldn't have made this without NSS.
I've also added a small document that just explains the abreviations
« Last Edit: 10/05/2015 06:51 PM by Rik ISS-fan »

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Re: ISS Rack configurations
« Reply #44 on: 10/19/2015 02:45 PM »
Very pretty Space Pete. And interesting. But sooo many TLAs.

Could look them up if there were more hours in a day but, given that you reissue this from time to time, would be much better if you could find a way to include a list of definitions. Perhaps move the colour key to the left to make a space? A smaller font would be fine. Also, an explanation of SDPO, OADF, etc.

Just my 2p worth.

Hi Arb,

Thanks for your suggestions.

For sure I would like to include a key, maybe also with a picture of the rack in question and a description of its function. Maybe I'll look into doing a "v2" of this sometime. What I would really love to do is to make it interactive, so you could click on a rack and it would bring up the info. I would probably have to do that as an HTML page though.

Added with reply #15 (page1) is a document called Rack SE, this explains the abreviations a bit. I will update that document.

I've added the document. A lot of information is from the txt. document Jonatan made a couple of years ago. So I should thank him for his work back than.
@SpacePete If you want to add the NSS logo and claim the autor rights it's fine by me. I couldn't have made this without NSS.
I've also added a small document that just explains the abreviations

Thanks Rik, they are very useful.

Just for the record, with regard claiming author rights, I only put the NSF logo and my name on my topology diagram in order to stop other blogs from stealing it and presenting it as their own work (which has happened before). In reality all the work produced in this thread is only made possible by a collaboration of many people over many years, including yourself who put in the original work, for which I am grateful. :)
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Re: ISS Rack configurations
« Reply #45 on: 02/05/2016 09:29 AM »
Several weeks ago I found the latest status update for ACLS (ESA Live support rack, Contribution for the 2016-2020 time frame, the Orion service module is the other contribution, the total value is 600mln euro [4x150mln]) It can be found here (direct download)

The plan has changed a bit. The ACLS rack will be launched on HTV-7 in 2017 (as planned) bit it's location has changed from Columbus to Destiny P1 (currently Robonaut is stowed there). The advantage of this is that there is a external vent and a water bus connection available there. So the ACLS rack can directly vent outside and no crew time is required to supply the water to and from the rack.

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Re: ISS Rack configurations
« Reply #46 on: 02/05/2016 09:37 AM »
We also know there are five new racks planned:
- Two Basic Express racks (BER) ER-9B and ER-10B, most likely they will fly on HTV-6 or one on HTV-6 and one on HTV-8.
- A second globe box rack (MSG-2 or LSG {life science glovebox}) HTV-6 or HTV-8
- ACLS (Advanced Close Loop System) HTV-7 2017, goes to LAB P1.
- Water Stowage Rack, most likely HTV-7 2017, and I think it will go to the LAB, Node3 or PMM.

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Re: ISS Rack configurations
« Reply #47 on: 10/30/2017 07:04 PM »
As announced I've made a Excel file with the ISS rack topology. But now I also want to include:
- the Class 2 facilities, aka, the payloads inside the EXPRESS rack's, EDR, MSPR's, MSG.
- External payloads.
- Launches: what goes up and comes down.

This is a first rough release. (It needs some improvements)
Feel free to suggest improvements. And feel free to modify the document and use it (or parts of it).
In my opinion this document couldn't have been created without the NSF community. So NSF has the author rights.

Edit: do more people prefer a .XLS instead of .XLSX file format. (Aka Excel 97-2003 instead of 201?)
I've checked nothing changes, so it's no problem to change to the previous format.
(the file gets a bit larger 2.57MB, I don't want to upload two versions so ether XLS or XLSX)
.XLS is beter compatable with other programs, right?
Sorry for the inconvenience. 
Interim solution a one page .xls & .pdf version.
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Re: ISS Rack configurations
« Reply #48 on: 10/30/2017 07:14 PM »
As announced I've made a Excel file with the ISS rack topology. But now I also want to include:
- the Class 2 facilities, aka, the payloads inside the EXPRESS rack's, EDR, MSPR's, MSG.
- External payloads.
- Launches: what goes up and comes down.

This is a first rough release. (It needs some improvements)
Feel free to suggest improvements. And feel free to modify the document and use it (or parts of it).
In my opinion this document couldn't have been created without the NSF community. So NSF has the author rights.

Wow, your spreadsheet is highly detailed, and even includes pictures - Great Job!
If we don't continuously lower the cost to access space, how are we ever going to afford to expand humanity out into space?

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Re: ISS Rack configurations
« Reply #49 on: 10/30/2017 09:57 PM »
Some specific questions I have, to improve the document:
- Does someone know at which Locker position in Express Rack 6 the (malfunctioning) TangoLab2 was placed?
'PIM' locker = Programmable Isolation Mount; also known as: Controlled Dynamics Locker (CDL).
- What went up and down with SpX-11 & SpX-12 (I know a lot was Rodent Research that goes up and down).
  I know SABL-3 went up and -1 went down, because it had a error.

Errors now:
Ex-6 L8 CUCU-spare has been removed October 27th.
Location of TangoLab-2 in Express rack 6.
SAMS-II drawer was removed from EX-5 (I had missed it was placed into there, will most likely return to EX-2 or EX-7(Active vibration Isolated racks).

Large internal changes will come with HTV-8, I expect several (at lest two) ISPR racks. Each SpaceX mission goes along with a change externally. I think I've SpX-13 & -14 already covered, but the manifest could have changed.

A note: I think the class 3 payloads, aka, nanoracks experiments and other sub locker experiments; are to small and to numerous to follow. The purpose of the document is to make a more visual representation of the current experiment facilities on the ISS.
I did't make a decision jet if I would show the payloads on MUSES and MISSE-FF. (4 and 14).
I could use some help tracking all changes.
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Re: ISS Rack configurations
« Reply #50 on: 11/04/2017 05:08 PM »
Cross-post from Expedition 53 thread:
Rack Swap in US Lab:  The crew swapped the Zero-G Stowage Rack (ZSR) in the LAB1O5 location with the Crew Health Care System (CheCS) Rack in the LAB1D4 location.  This swap was in preparation for a new Water Storage System (WSS) to be built into the ZSR later next year.  During the swap, the CheCS Rack needed to be temporarily moved to Node 1.  A Hatch Seal inspection was performed for the Node 1 Forward and the Lab Aft hatches following the transfer the activities. The Hatch Seal inspections are required to verify no damage following the transfer of the CHeCS rack through these hatches to perform the rack swap.
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Re: ISS Rack configurations
« Reply #51 on: 11/04/2017 07:20 PM »
Thanks for the replies.
I already noted that CHeCS (RSR) and the ZSR (also CHeCS stowage) have been swaped. The WSS (Space Shuttle water tanks) will be installed inside the ZSR that is now at LAB D4.
The first image added to this post is the rack configuration at this moment, I've added all stowage locations.
(I forgot to colour PMA 2 & 3. And the Deck berthing ports in Node 1 & Node 2 are also used for stowage when there is no commercial resupply vehicle)
I've also indicated the two Work tables placed in front of the port and starboard DDCU's in Node 2, with a *.

I found confirmation that ACLS and LSG will launch on HTV-7. Possibly also a BER (Basic Express Rack) launches on HTV-7. ACLS goes to LAB P1. I don't know where LSG and the BER's are going.
In the second image only the rack locations that are aren't used as supposed are colored.
R2, HDP and ZSR's have to move for the new facilities. But I couldn't find what NASA is planning.

I expect that LSG will be located besides a EXPRESS Rack. All facilities in EX-4 could also go into a BER, so I think JPM F6 is the most likely location for LSG. But I could be totally wrong.

Question: must I add the synonym names of the modules: Unity, Harmony, Tranquility; KIBO.
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Re: ISS Rack configurations
« Reply #52 on: 12/13/2017 01:24 AM »
Picture of Kibo rack usage from the JAXA press kit for Kanai's mission to ISS (Expedition 54/55; launch on MS-07).  Not sure on how "up-to-date" this is though, as I don't speak Japanese.

http://forum.nasaspaceflight.com/index.php?topic=40619.msg1757515#msg1757515
« Last Edit: 12/13/2017 01:26 AM by deruch »
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Re: ISS Rack configurations
« Reply #53 on: 12/15/2017 11:23 AM »
Interesting Nasa blog about LSG and the new refrigorator-Freezer rack.
LSG (Live Science Glovebox) will be build into a ZSR (Zero-gravity Stowage Rack), in Kibo.
WSS (Water Stowage System) will be build into the ZSR that was moved to LAB D4.
LSG, WSS and ACLS will launch on HTV-7. Most likely also the Refrigirator-Freezer rack (?MELFI or other?) will launch on HTV-7.

I got a PM that a new ISS FPIP document was posted on L2, unfortunatly I don't have acces (jet). Please if allowed share the info in the ISS FPIP document.
I guess the malfunctioning MELFI could be deorbited with HTV-7, and possibly several RSP's (Resupply Stowage Platforms.)
Please, if you have info on the Refrigirator-Freezer Rack, share it. I could only find a document from 2002, Crew Refrigerator Freezer Rack, Astrium. [pdf link] I think they are MELFI's.
But I've also read about a Rapid Freezer for the ISS.

I think the LSG (Live Science Glovebox will be placed into the ZSR117 at KIBO/JPM F6 or ZSR31 at JPM A5.
Or JPM D3 the HDP405 and replacement of MELFI-1. (Looking at deruch's post)

In BEAM M1 and M3 bags have been mounted to the guidance post to create stowage space. I still have to add that in the excel. I'll post a update when I got more info. (topology after HTV-7)
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Re: ISS Rack configurations
« Reply #54 on: 01/30/2018 10:25 PM »
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ISS Daily Summary Report 1/29/2018

Permanent Multipurpose Module (PMM) rack moves:  In order to increase efficiency in the PMM, today the crew moved several stowage racks inside the PMM.  The crew moved a Zero-G Stowage Rack (ZSR) and Resupply Stowage Platform (RSP), allowing easier accessibility to the stowage in these racks.
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Re: ISS Rack configurations
« Reply #55 on: 02/01/2018 08:21 PM »
 :-[ I've not been able to keep the topology up to date.
Here a update, the sub-rack payloads are a mess, sorry.

I've modified the racks in PMM, I've matched it with the situation on google streetview, afterwards. I had to do two changes that coincide with the rack relocations of this week.

Several questions:
- Is it true that TangoLab-2 is located in EX-6 L6?
This image is from Nasa, Tangolab2:

- What is that foam box besides TangoLab-2?
- Where has CAL been placed, AFAIK it was manifested on SpX-13, EX-7 L3,4,7,8 & L5?
I found this Nasa page about CAL. It contains images.


Please make note of mistakes in my file. And feel free to edit and use it.
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Re: ISS Rack configurations
« Reply #56 on: 02/02/2018 03:53 PM »
I think ICE Cubes, the European version of a cubelab experiment facility, will be placed in EPM (European Physological Module). Currently there is a stowage drawer in the right lower side, most likely it will replace that locker or will be inserted in there. I came to this conclusion from this image and this youtube video.



ICE Cubes will become the third company offering a facility for cubelab payloads.
The other two are Nanoracks (with three facilities) and SpaceTango (with two facilities)

Edit to add:
I found confirmation of my thought. In this ICF (ICE Cubes Facility) document
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Re: ISS Rack configurations
« Reply #57 on: 02/04/2018 04:29 PM »
Lets show the different system racks.

And the different modules using a image from NASA


I think these images make it clear that the core of the ISS is FGB - Node1 - US LAB + Z1 and the rest of the Truss.
The truss and the connection to the US LAB is AFAIK the live limiting item for the ISS.
The Core, is several years older than the: Node 2 -COL - JEM and Node 3 - PMM - BEAM (Bishop Airlock) parts.
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Re: ISS Rack configurations
« Reply #58 on: 02/05/2018 10:50 PM »
I got a PM from russianhelo117, with some info from the daily ISS On-Orbit Status Report 2 Feb. 2018 blog.
Quote from: russianhalo117
From today: JEM Rack Swap Today in the Japanese Pressurized Module (JPM), the crew swapped the locations of Expedite the Processing of Experiments to the Space Station Rack-4 (EXPRESS Rack-4) and a Zero-G Soft Rack (ZSR). EXPRESS Rack-4 is now located at JPM1F6 and the ZSR is now located at JPM1F5. This was done in preparation for the installation of the Life Sciences Glovebox (LSG) into the ZSR at JPM1F5 when it arrives on H-II Transfer Vehicle 7 (HTV-7) in August 2018.

So I've updated the file and replaced the one posted five days ago.
Added to this post are: the new topology as of today, and a new one page pdf (page sub. topology) 

I think it's very likely that also a new Basic Express Rack (EX-9B) will launch on HTV-7. I think all drawers currently placed inside EX-4 will be moved into the EX-9B rack. This creates room besides the LSG for habitat units (the rodents). A very likely location for EX-9B is JPM A5 (The ZSR currently there, will likely move into PMM).
Originally EX-8 was placed in that location.

It looks like NASA is clustering the different types of experiments at one spot.
- Human experiments (on the Astronauts) Starbord side Columbus (HRF-1&2; MARES & EPM)
- Life Science; Port side KIBO (JPM) (MSPR-1 with AQH; LSG with EX-4 habitats and DEXA)
- NASA Physics; LAB Starboard (FIR; CIR; MSG; ?Melfi) and Port (MSRR-1; EX-8 [PCHX & Amine Swingbed] EX-7 [CAL {is that placed there?})
- Plant Growth; now COL AFT (BioLAB & EX-3 [2xVeggies]) and KIBO near the hatch [SAIBO & EX-5 [APH]
I'll make a image of this later.
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Re: ISS Rack configurations
« Reply #59 on: 02/06/2018 09:13 AM »
And here is the topology with the different types of experiments.
edit:  :-[ I colored FSL wrong in the current config. It's fluid science.

Edit2: The locations of BER (Basic Express Racks) and EDR2 is speculation from me.
Sorry I didn't mention this earlier.
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