Friday, 12/14:Payloads:GEDI MSS handover from Dragon to JEMRMS and install on EUF6 (NASA)
During the last night GEDI was installed on the JEM-EF unit#6.
RRM-3 was installed to ELC-1 last night.
NASA will review the performance data obtained from these flight tests and resolve any issues in order to certify the systems for operational missions. While NASA has not determined which provider will fly an operational mission first, the first two of these missions are targeted to launch in August and December 2019.
“In February of next year, the Canadian manipulator will take a platform with 2.5 tons of batteries, transfer it to a point below the station and send it into free flight. The platform with batteries will become the heaviest garbage ejected from the ISS,” the agency’s source said.According to him, a similar operation on the ISS was done in July 2007, but then the tank with ammonia weighing 640 kilograms was dropped by the American astronaut Clayton Anderson, standing on the Canadian manipulator.At the same time, the source stressed that it was decided not to throw the platform away from a good life.“The platform with the new batteries was delivered to the station by a Japanese cargo ship in September. The replacement of batteries for the ISS was planned for October, but due to the emergency launch of the Soyuz MS-10 spacecraft, they were postponed to February 2019. The truck, which had to remove the platform with the old batteries, flew away from the station in November, "he said.In this regard, the source continued, NASA decided to throw away the platform with the old batteries using a manipulator. There are no ecological aspects to history: the garbage will burn up in dense layers of the atmosphere, pollution will not arise, the source said.It was reported that on December 21, with the help of a Canadian manipulator, the Japanese scientific equipment, weighing about half a ton, was thrown away from the station with the help of a Canadian manipulator.
December 21 - release of old japan scientific equipment by SSRMS
The first launch of the new American spacecraft Dragon-2 to the ISS (developed by SpaceX Elon Musk) unmanned, scheduled for January 17, 2019, was postponed to the end of the month, a source in the Russian space industry told RIA Novosti on Friday."The US side brought to us information about the postponement of the first launch of the Dragon-2 spacecraft, which will fly to the ISS in unmanned mode from January 17 to the end of the month," the agency’s source said, without specifying the reason for the transfer.
In 2019 I will try the third space flight for me.
Current schedule of ISS flight eventsUTC time is used in table2019...February 22 - Soyuz MS-11 (57S) undocking (from Poisk) and docking (to Rassvet) [Exp 58/59: Kononenko, McClain, Saint-Jacques]...February 28 / March 1 23:42 / ~06:00 - Soyuz MS-12 (58S) launch and docking (to Poisk) [Exp 59/60: Ovchinin, Hague, Hammock Koch]...NET June 17 25 - Soyuz MS-11 (57S) undocking (from Poisk) and landing [Exp 58/59: Kononenko, McClain, Saint-Jacques]...July 6 - Soyuz MS-13 (59S) launch and docking (to Rassvet) [Exp 60/61: Skvortsov, Parmitano, Morgan]...July 31 - Progress MS-12 (73P) launch and docking (to Zvezda)...Early-August - Progress MS-11 (72P) undocking (from Pirs)Mid-August - Progress MS-12 (73P) undocking (from Zvezda) and docking (to Pirs)...September 12 - Soyuz MS-14 (60S) unmanned launch and docking (to Zvezda)...September 23 October 3 18 - Soyuz MS-15 (61S) launch and docking (to Poisk) [Exp 61/62: Skripochka, Cassidy, Al Mansouri]...October 3 18 28 - Soyuz MS-12 (58S) undocking (from Poisk) and landing [Exp 59/60: Hague, Hammock Koch, Al Mansouri]...October 13 (TBD) - Soyuz MS-14 (60S) unmanned undocking (from Zvezda) and landing...NET Early December - Pirs and Progress MS-12 (73P) undocking (from Zvezda nadir)NET Early December - Pirs and Progress MS-12 (73P) deorbit and reentered the atmosphere...
The Dragon space freighter has nearly completed its cargo mission to replenish the orbital laboratory after delivering over 5,600 pounds of science and supplies Dec. 8. Dragon will return to Earth Jan. 10 for retrieval in the Pacific Ocean loaded with completed science experiments and used hardware for analysis.
Overnight, robotics controllers remotely commanded the Canadarm2 to grapple Dragon before its release from the Harmony module. Meanwhile, the hatches are still open and Flight Engineers Anne McClain and David Saint-Jacques continue loading time-critical space experiments inside the U.S. cargo craft.The crew will shut the hatch to Dragon Wednesday and disconnect power cables. Then robotics controllers will take over, uninstall Dragon from Harmony overnight and maneuver it into release position. McClain will be in the cupola Thursday monitoring Dragon when it is released from the Canadarm2 around 4:35 a.m. EDT.
MISSE-10 includes three 6-month carriers and four 1-year duration carriers.
MISSE-9 includes one 6-month carrier and four 1-year duration carriers.
Dragon was scheduled for departure early Thursday morning from the International Space Station but mission managers made the decision to delay departure. Managers are assessing the backup release date of Sunday, Jan. 13 for Dragon’s return to Earth.