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  International Space Station (ISS)
When complete, the ISS will be over four times larger than Mir and longer than a football field (including the end-zones), have a pressurized living and working space equivalent to the volume of a 747 jumbo-jet, and be able to accommodate up to seven astronauts.
Construction of the ISS began in late 1998 and will involve a total of 45 assembly missions, including 36 by the Shuttle, and numerous re-supply missions by unmanned Progress craft and rotations of Soyuz crew-return vehicles.
The truss also supports a mobile transporter that can be positioned for robotic assembly and maintenance operations and is the site of the Canadian Mobile Servicing System, a 16.8-m-long robot arm with 125-ton payload capability and mobile transporter which can be positioned along the truss for robotic assembly and maintenance operations.
www.daviddarling.info /encyclopedia/I/ISS.html   (1456 words)

 Frontier Status Report #170
ISS is currently (October 1) in a 247 x 230 mile orbit and has circled the globe over 4,900 times since it was launched (NASA; Space.com).
Truss: The first truss segment (S1) for the ISS has completed testing at the Marshall Space Flight Center and is being prepared for shipment to Kennedy Space Center.
The occupation of the ISS is expected to begin in March 2000.
www.asi.org /adb/06/09/07/1999/fs-19991001.html   (3146 words)

 International Space Station Expedition 4
ISS passes 14.8 kilometres from a piece of debris from a Scout rocket (launched a pair of store-forward comsats in 1990) - it is not considered a serious threat
ISS orbit is raised using the engines of Progress M1-7 - the purpose is two-fold - as well as raising the orbit, it puts the ISS in the right position for the upcoming Progress M1-8 launch
Ross and Morin begin a space walk to add a connecting handrail between the S-0 Truss and the Quest airlock, to continue connecting cables and releasing safety clamps, to install floodlights on the outside of the station, and to adjust the position of a thermal blanket that is blocking one of the GPS antennae
www.zarya.info /Diaries/ISS/Expedition4.htm   (2762 words)

 Realsecure Iss
The module, similar in layout to the core module of the Mir space station, was manufactured by Korolev, launched by a Proton rocket on July 12, 2000, and docked with the ISS on July 26.
Zvezda is the structural and functional center of the Russian portion of the ISS -- the Russian Orbital Segment and the early core of the station.
The first truss piece to be launched, the Z1 truss, is a temporary mounting position for one of the solar arrays.
www.artistbooking.com /trips/170/realsecure-iss.html   (1012 words)

 Integrated Truss Structure - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia
In the initial Space Station Freedom plans, a variety of designs for the truss were used, all of them intended to be shipped up as girders where they would be assembled and their equipment installed by astronauts on spacewalks once it had been launched.
The first truss piece, the Z1 truss, launched on STS-92 in October 2000 is being used as a temporary mounting position for the P6 truss and solar array, attached on the subsequent shuttle flight, STS-97.
The P3/P4 truss assembly was installed by the Space Shuttle Atlantis STS-115 mission, launched September 9, 2006, and attached to the P1 segment.
en.wikipedia.org /wiki/ISS_Truss   (1215 words)

 ISS Won't See First Long-Term Crew Until October 30
The truss segment was manufactured by a division of the Boeing Company in Huntington Beach, Calif. and assembled in Huntsville, Ala.
The P1 truss will attach to the port side of the center truss, S0, and will be the third truss assembled to the ISS as part of a total 10-truss, girder-like structure that will ultimately extend the length of a football field.
The P1 truss was transported to the Operations and Checkout Building, which has been reconfigured from a Spacelab processing facility to accommodate ISS truss processing.
www.spacedaily.com /news/iss-00zq.html   (632 words)

 CSA - STS-113 - Gallery
The first part of the P1 truss installation activity on STS-113 has the shuttle Canadarm grappling the P1 truss in the orbiter payload bay.
The truss is pivoted to avoid shuttle and ISS structures, in preparation for a handoff to Canadarm2.
After receiving the P1 truss from the shuttle Canadarm, Canadarm2, located on the Mobile Base System, proceeds with the installation of the P1 truss on the port side of the S0 truss segment already present on orbit.
www.space.gc.ca /asc/eng/missions/sts-113/gallery.asp?printer=1   (244 words)

 Research Modules
Like the ISS interior, all of the research modules, have a "shirt-sleeve" environment, with an oxygen-nitrogen atmosphere and temperature and humidity conditions similar to Earth-bound laboratories.
There are two attach points on the nadir, or Earth-facing, side of the truss, and two on the opposite, or zenith, side.
The Columbus module is contributed to ISS by ESA.
stationpayloads.jsc.nasa.gov /E-basicaccomodations/E1.html   (908 words)

 Space Today Online - International Space Station Launch Dates
It carried internal logistics and resupply cargo for station outfitting, and an external Russian cargo crane to be mounted on the outside of the Russian station segment and used to perform spacewalking maintenance activities.
SO truss is the center segment of 11 trusses that will hold station subsystem hardware and external payloads as well as allow for utility distribution, power generation, and heat rejection.
The S0 truss is the junction from where external utilities are routed through umbilical cords to the pressurized modules where humans live and work.
www.spacetoday.org /SpcStns/ISSschedule99.html   (3824 words)

 ISS   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-14)
The inside panels on the trusses are thermal control system radiators; four sets of blue solar panels are at the end of each truss.
After rendezvous with the Zarya FGB module, on December 6 at 23:47 GMT Endeavour grappled Zarya with the robot arm, and at 02:07 GMT on December 7 it was soft docked to the PMA-1 port on Unity.
They removed a grapple fixture from the Z1 truss, opened and closed a latch assembly that will hold the solar array truss when it arrives, deployed a tray that will be used to provide power to the U.S. Laboratory Destiny, and tested the manual berthing mechanism latches that will support Destiny.
www.friends-partners.org /partners/mwade/project/iss.htm   (4344 words)

 SPACE.com -- ISS's Uncertain Future: International Partners Watch and Wait
As of now, the end-of-the-road for ISS assembly is called "core complete." The facility would house only three individuals, instead of the seven planned.
With the flight of STS-110, putting the new truss in place is central to enabling future growth of the frontier complex, said Mike Raftery, ISS vehicle manager for Boeing, the prime contractor in building the sprawling outpost.
Meanwhile, while Atlantis sits on the pad ready to deliver the first station truss, the political scene between NASA and the ISS partners is one of discussion and wait-and-see wondering.
www.space.com /missionlaunches/sts110_preview_020402-1.html   (728 words)

 NASA - Integrated Truss Structure
The S0 Truss, the center segment of 11 integrated trusses, was attached to the top of the Destiny Laboratory on April 11, 2002.
The rear of the S0 Truss is occupied by a 6.4-meter (21-foot) radiator panel, which radiates heat transported from the truss' electronics boxes.
The P1 Truss, the first port truss segment, was attached to the port side of the S0 truss Nov. 26, 2002.
www.nasa.gov /mission_pages/station/structure/elements/its.html   (708 words)

 Truss - Powells Books - Search Results   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-14)
Lynne Truss is a writer and journalist who started out as a literary editor with a blue pencil and then got sidetracked.
Deterioration of metal truss gusset plates is a major concern in Truss plates are light gauge metal plates used to connect prefabricated wood trusses.
The ISS Truss forms the backbone of the International Space Station, with mountings The first truss piece to be launched, the Z1 truss, is a temporary
surfform.com /?q=truss   (528 words)

 STS 106 Mission Patch Caption   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-14)
The 30,000 pound truss segment will be lifted to orbit in the payload bay of the Space Shuttle Atlantis and installed using the ISS robotic arm.
Future missions will extend the truss structure to a span of over 350 feet so that it can support the solar arrays and radiators which provide the electrical power and cooling for ISS.
The STS-112 emblem depicts ISS from the viewpoint of a departing shuttle, with the installed S1 truss segment outlined in red.
www.decaturco.k12.in.us /space/STS112Patchcaption.html   (247 words)

 ISS Who's what   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-14)
ITS-P1, the Integrated Truss Structure-Port One, the first portside portion of the main truss, to be installed to the "left" of S0 in November 2002.
ITS-P3/ITS-P4, the Integrated Truss Structure-Port Three and Four, is the second portside portion of the main truss, to installed to the "left" of P1 in April 2003.
ITS-S5, the Integrated Truss Structure-Starport Five, the third starboard portion of the main truss, to be installed to the "right" of S4 in October 2003..
www.sciencepresse.qc.ca /clafleur/ISS-ww.html   (1018 words)

 APOD: 2002 December 17 - Beefing Up the International Space Station   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-14)
Each day a different image or photograph of our fascinating universe is featured, along with a brief explanation written by a professional astronomer.
trusses are huge, extending over 15 meters long, and with masses over 10,000 kilograms.
Canadarm2, the robotic remote control arm of the ISS.
antwrp.gsfc.nasa.gov /apod/ap021217.html   (123 words)

 STS 106 Mission Patch Caption   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-14)
STS110-S-001 (August 2001) --- The STS-110 mission begins the third and final phase of construction for the International Space Station (ISS) by delivering and installing the SØ truss segment that will be carried into orbit in the payload bay of the Space Shuttle Atlantis.
The STS-110 crew patch is patterned after the cross section of the SØ truss, and encases the launch of the Shuttle Atlantis and a silhouette of the ISS as it will look following mission completion.
This truss holds the Station's massive solar arrays, providing electrical power for the modules of all the International Partners, and enables ISS to reach its full potential as a world-class research facility.
www.decaturco.k12.in.us /space/STS110Patchcaption.html   (262 words)

 Technical Description of the SPACE EXPOSURE BIOLOGY ASSEMBLY (SEBA) ESA SP-1201, Appendix 3
The American truss structure will be equipped with four accommodation sites for external platforms, attached with the 'EXPRESS Pallets'.
The four EXPRESS Pallets are attached to the starboard truss of the Space Station.
Section of the truss of the International Space Station with attached EXPRESS Pallets.
esapub.esrin.esa.it /sp/sp1201/app3.htm   (2159 words)

 Life Sciences Data Archive : Experiment   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-14)
The primary cargo element to be delivered on STS-113 was the first port truss segment, Port 1 (P1), of the main ISS Integrated Truss Structure (ITS).
The truss rails allow the Space Station Remote Manipulator System (SSRMS) to be positioned at various locations along the truss for performing maintenance tasks, element installations, and providing extravehicular activity (EVA) assistance.
The P1 truss, fourth of 11 truss structures, contains the active thermal control system for the station that will be activated next year.
lsda.jsc.nasa.gov /scripts/mission/miss.cfm?mis_index=196   (908 words)

 The Spacearium - Flashback: Four Years Ago STS-92 Delivers Z1 Truss to ISS   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-14)
STS-92 is a space station Assembly flight that will bring the Z-1 Truss, Control Moment Gyros, Pressurized Mating Adapter-3 (PMA-3)(mounted on a Spacelab pallet) and two DDCU (Heat pipes) to the International Space Station.
The Z1 truss will be the first permanent lattice-work structure for the ISS, very much like a girder, setting the stage for the future addition of the station's major trusses or backbones.
On Wednesday, September 13, 2000, the Zenith-1 (Z-1) Truss arrived at the launch pad early in the morning, and workers transfered it to the Payload Changeout Room (PCR).
spacearium.aresinstitute.org /article.php?story=200410190003117   (2925 words)

 NASA Space Station On-Orbit Status 3 August 2005 | SpaceRef - Space News as it Happens
Before the EVA, Sergei took the ARISS (amateur radio ISS) Sputnik-SM Kenwood D700 ham radio station in the SM out of repeater mode and set it to packet mode, to prevent possible frequency conflicts with the MISSE 5 materials payload.
It was the 61st EVA devoted to ISS assembly operations and the 28th from the Shuttle (33 from the ISS A/L and Pirs DC-1), giving 53 astronauts and cosmonauts a cumulative total of 368h 20m of station spacewalk time.
Both ISS crewmembers continued cargo transfers between the station and MPLM Raffaello, including EVA equipment from the Shuttle and ISS airlocks for return to Earth.
www.spaceref.com /news/viewsr.html?pid=17593   (1364 words)

The P6 Integrated Truss Structure is the primary payload for the STS-97 mission and contains three discrete elements: the Photovoltaic Array Assembly (PVAA), the Integrated Equipment Assembly (IEA) and the Long Spacer (LS).
Electrical power is the most critical resource for the ISS because it allows astronauts to live comfortably, safely operate the station, and perform complex scientific experiments.
Whether used to power the life support system, run a furnace that makes crystals, manage a computerized data network, or operate a centrifuge, electricity is essential.
www.shuttlepresskit.com /STS-97/payload80.htm   (192 words)

 KSC-99PP-1355 - The P3 truss, an ISS segment, is prepared for transfer to O&C   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-14)
The P3 truss, an ISS segment, is prepared for transfer to O&C
The cargo is a P3 port-side truss, a segment of the International Space Station (ISS).
The truss is scheduled to be added to the ISS on mission STS-115 in 2002 aboard Space Shuttle Atlantis.
science.ksc.nasa.gov /gallery/photos/1999/captions/KSC-99PP-1355.html   (207 words)

 ISSAT Mission   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-14)
The ISS-AT is an astronomical telescope mounted on the International Space Station, and operated by amateur astronomers for the education and benefit of the world's citizens.
The telescope will be delivered to the Space Station on an ISS Express Pallet and mounted on the ISS truss.
The ISS-AT observing program will consist of a broad-based "background program" of synoptic planetary observations and selected deep-sky objects, and a "foreground program" of observations proposed and requested by individual amateur astronomers, groups of amateur astronomers, and established astronomical associations.
www.mc.vanderbilt.edu /issat/ISSATmission.htm   (275 words)

 STS-110 Patch
CDT (2044 GMT) April 8, 2002 on a mission to install the 43-foot-long S0 (S-Zero) Truss -- the backbone for future station expansion -- to the International Space Station.
Patch description: The STS-110 crew patch is patterned after the cross section of the SO truss, and encases the launch of the Shuttle Atlantis and a silhouette of the ISS as it will look following mission completion.
The SO truss will serve as the cornerstone for the remaining ISS truss segments which together will span a distance greater than the length of a football field.
countdowncreations.com /pasts110.htm   (245 words)

 EVA Chronology for International Space Station Alpha #1-50
ISS EVA 13-15/8A/STS-110 ISS EVA 17 ISS EVA 18 ISS EVA 19-21/9A/STS-112
www.geocities.com /i_s_s_alpha/EVA_chronology.htm   (2825 words)

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