SpaceXs Falcon 9 rocket will send the companys Dragon spacecraft, filled with over 4,800 pounds of research study, crew materials and hardware to the spaceport station to support explorations 65 and 66.
Water Separator– Temperature Humidity and Control hardware that supports the on-orbit systems to preserve suitable temperature level and humidity levels onboard the spaceport station going back to ground for test, teardown, and examination and repair for future flight.
Urine Processing Assembly (UPA) Distillation Assembly– Critical ECLSS orbital replacement unit utilized for urine distillation, processing, and future usage returning for teardown, test, examination, and repair to support future spares need and expedition advancement requirements.
Avionics Air Assembly (AAA) Fan– Critical high speed fan spares previously set up in EXPRESS Rack 1 that offer cooling to support ongoing operations on-orbit going back to ground for examination, test, and teardown.
Separator Plumbing Assembly (SPA)– Supporting the Urine Processing Assembly, this hardware supports the recovery and return of water and purge gasses from the water streams. This unit will be returned and reconditioned to support future UPA need on-orbit.
International Space Station Roll-out Solar Array (IROSA) Installation Hardware– Critical connector caps and plugs that were necessary for spacewalks, now being returned for storage and utilize on future updated solar range installations.
Nitrogen/Oxygen Recharge System (NORS) Recharge Tank Assembly– High pressure gas tank returning to ground to provide oxygen in assistance of vital spacewalks in the 2022 timeframe.
August 30, 2021: International Space Station Configuration. Five spaceships are parked at the area station consisting of Northrop Grummans Cygnus area freighter; the SpaceX Crew and Cargo Dragon automobiles; and Russias Soyuz MS-18 team ship and ISS Progress 78 resupply ship. Credit: NASA
While the International Space Station was taking a trip about 260 miles over the Western Australia, a SpaceX Dragon freight spacecraft autonomously docked to the forward-facing port of the orbiting labs Harmony module at 10:30 a.m. EDT, Monday, August 30. Flight Engineers Shane Kimbrough and Megan McArthur of NASA kept track of operations.
This long-duration picture reveals the SpaceX Falcon 9 rocket launching the Cargo Dragon spacecraft from NASAs Kennedy Space Center into Earth orbit. Credit: SpaceX
SpaceXs 23rd contracted cargo resupply mission with NASA to the International Space Station provided more than 4,800 pounds of science, research, team materials, and vehicle hardware, to the orbital lab and its team. This is the 3rd objective under SpaceXs Commercial Resupply Services-2 agreement with NASA. Launch was targeted for Saturday, August 28 at 3:37 a.m. EDT, however was scrubbed due to weather. Instead, it launched on Sunday, August 29 at 3:14 a.m. EDT.
Oxygen Generator System (OGS) Rack Relocation Kit– Critical hardware to support the swap of the OGS Rack and ESA Life Support Rack between Node 3 and United States Lab to make it possible for the creation of the Environmental Control and Life Support System (ECLSS) Integrated Air String in the United States Lab.
Purge Pump and Separator Assembly (PPSA) Hardware– Hardware to augment power ability inside Water Recovery System Rack # 2, in addition to cabling to make it possible for use in between the upcoming PPSA and the Ku-Band Power Supply for down converting power.
Brine Processor Assembly (BPA) Filter Assembly– Newly developed hardware to support the continued operations of the BPA on-orbit using custom-made filters with selective adsorbent product.
Hydrogen Sensor– Critical ECLSS hardware that monitors for the presence of excess hydrogen in the created oxygen, which assists inform NASA of issues with the Oxygen Generator Systems cell stack.
CO2 Sample Container Relative Humidity– Upgraded shuttle-era grab sample container technology that has actually been customized to support vital expedition development goals with Thermal Amine, 4 Bed CO2, and Mini CO2 innovation demonstrations.
Rodent Research Habitats and Transporters– Rodents and assistance hardware needed for the rodent specific research mission to be carried out throughout the upcoming increment.
August 30, 2021: International Space Station Configuration. 5 spaceships are parked at the space station consisting of Northrop Grummans Cygnus space freighter; the SpaceX Crew and Cargo Dragon lorries; and Russias Soyuz MS-18 crew ship and ISS Progress 78 resupply ship. Credit: NASA
SpaceXs 23rd contracted cargo resupply mission with NASA to the International Space Station delivered more than 4,800 pounds of science, research study, crew supplies, and automobile hardware, to the orbital lab and its crew. This is the third objective under SpaceXs Commercial Resupply Services-2 contract with NASA.
August 31, 2021