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  • STS-123 Endeavour - Kibo (ELM-PS) und Dextre


    STS-123, ISS Assembly Flight 1J/A will deliver Japanese Kibo Logistics
    Module and the Canadian Dextre robotics system to the International
    Space Station.



    STS-123

    STS-123 (englisch Space Transportation System)
    ist eine Missionsbezeichnung für den US-amerikanischen Space Shuttle
    Endeavour (OV-105) der NASA.

    Der Start ist momentan für den 14. Februar 2008 vorgesehen.



    STS-123 Overview

    A veteran space flier, Navy Capt. Dominic L. Gorie, will command the
    STS-123 shuttle mission to deliver the Japanese Kibo Logistics Module and
    the Canadian Dextre robotics system to the International Space Station.
    Air Force Col. Gregory H. Johnson will serve as pilot. Mission specialists
    include Richard M. Linnehan, Air Force Maj. Robert L. Behnken, Navy Capt.
    Michael J. Foreman and Japan Aerospace Exploration Agency astronaut
    Takao Doi. Johnson, Behnken and Foreman will be making their first
    spaceflight.

    The mission will deliver NASA Astronaut Garrett Reisman to the complex
    and return European Space Agency astronaut Léopold Eyharts to Earth.

    STS-123 is the 25th shuttle mission to the International Space Station.


    Mission: STS-123 - 25th International Space Station Flight (1J/A) -
    Kibo Logistics Module, Dextre Robotics System
    Vehicle: Endeavour (OV-105)
    Location: Orbiter Processing Facility Bay 2
    Launch Date: Targeted for Feb. 14, 2008
    Launch Pad: 39A
    Crew: Dominic Gorie, Gregory Johnson, Richard Linnehan,
    Robert Behnken, Michael Foreman, Takao Doi and Garrett Reisman
    Inclination/Orbit Altitude: 51.6 degrees/122 nautical miles

    Shuttle Flight: No. 122
    Endeavour Flight: No. 21
    Shuttle-ISS Flight: No. 25



    Japanese Experiment Module (JEM) "Kibō"

    Aufbau
    Die gesamte Einheit besteht aus vier Teilen:



    * Dem unter Druck stehenden Pressurized Module (PM). Es ist das zentrale
    Modul, in dem die Astronauten Experimente durchführen. Seine Länge
    beträgt 11,2 m bei einem Durchmesser von 4,4 m und einer Masse von
    15,9 t. An der Stirnseite des zylindrischen Moduls befindet sich eine kleine
    Luftschleuse, durch welche z. B. Experimente von der Exposed Facility (EF)
    geborgen werden können. (STS-124 / ISS-1J)

    * Dem ebenfalls unter Druck stehenden Experiment Logistics Module
    (ELM), zu dem auch ein dem Weltraum ausgesetzter Bereich gehört. Das
    unter Druck stehende Modul soll hauptsächlich als Stauraum genutzt
    werden. Es kann vom PM abgekoppelt und mit dem Space Shuttle zur Erde
    zurückgebracht, oder mit neuem Material hinauf geschickt werden. Diese
    Pressurized Section (ELM-PS) ist 3,9 m lang und hat einen Durchmesser
    von 4,4 m. Die Leermasse beträgt 4,2 t. (STS-123 / ISS-1J/A)


    * Einer Plattform für Experimente. Die Exposed Facility (EF) wird
    außerhalb des PM befestigt. Sie ist 5,1 m breit, 6,0 m lang und besitzt eine
    Masse von 4 t. Rings um die Plattform können einzelne
    Experimentcontainer angebracht werden. (STS-127 / ISS-2J/A)

    * Dem Roboterarm des Kibō-Moduls. Der JEMRMS (Japanese Experiment
    Module Remote Manipulator System) besteht aus einem Hauptarm (Main
    Arm), der 9,9 m lang ist und Massen bis zu 7,0 t bewegen kann, sowie
    einem kleineren Arm (Small Fine Arm), der bei Bedarf angedockt wird.
    Dieser kleine Zusatzarm kann sehr präzise Arbeiten durchführen.
    (STS-124 / ISS-1J)

    [mehr]


    KSC-07PD-0772 (2 April 2007) [Low Res | High Res]
    An overhead crane moves the JEM Experiment Logistics Module
    Pressurized Section above the floor of the Space Station Processing
    Facility to a scale for weight and center-of-gravity measurements. The
    module will then be moved to a work stand. The logistics module is one of
    the components of the Japanese Experiment Module or JEM, also known as
    Kibo, which means "hope" in Japanese. Kibo comprises six components:
    two research facilities -- the Pressurized Module and Exposed Facility; a
    Logistics Module attached to each of them; a Remote Manipulator System;
    and an Inter-Orbit Communication System unit. Kibo also has a scientific
    airlock through which experiments are transferred and exposed to the
    external environment of space. Kibo is Japan's first human space facility
    and its primary contribution to the station. Kibo will enhance the unique
    research capabilities of the orbiting complex by providing an additional
    environment in which astronauts can conduct science experiments. The
    various components of JEM will be assembled in space over the course of
    three Space Shuttle missions. The first of those three missions, STS-123,
    will carry the Experiment Logistics Module Pressurized Section aboard the
    Space Shuttle Endeavour, targeted for launch in 2007.
    Photo credit: NASA/George Shelton



    Special Purpose Dexterous Manipulator "Dextre"

    Der Special Purpose Dexterous Manipulator (SPDM, dt. geschickte
    Schwenkvorrichtung für Sonderzwecke) wird als Teil des Mobile Servicing
    Systems ein robotisches Armsystem der Internationalen Raumstation sein.
    In Anlehnung an den Canadarm und Canadarm2 wird er auch Canada
    Hand genannt, der "offizielle Spitzname" lautet Dextre, von dexterity (dt.
    Geschicklichkeit).

    Er ist einer der Beiträge Kanadas zur ISS. Die Fertigung wird im Auftrag
    der kanadischen Raumfahrtbehörde CSA von der Robotik-Abteilung der
    Firma MacDonald Dettwiler and Associates durchgeführt, auch bekannt als
    MD robotics. Die CSA wird auch die zukünftigen Operationen und das
    notwendige Training der Stationscrew durchführen. [mehr]




    KSC-07PD-2366 (20 August 2007) [Low Res | High Res]
    A poster in the Space Station Processing Facility, or SSPF, at NASA's
    Kennedy Space Center illustrates the assembled Dextre, the third and
    final component of the mobile servicing system on the International Space
    Station. The Special Purpose Dexterous Manipulator will work with the
    mobile base and Canadarm2 on the station to perform critical construction
    and maintenance tasks. The poster sits in front of the draped sections in
    the SSPF. Dextre is part of the payload scheduled on mission STS-123,
    targeted to launch Feb. 14, 2008. Photo credit: NASA/George Shelton



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    Zuletzt geändert von STS-Chris; 01.09.2007, 23:44.

  • #2
    STS-123 Endeavour





    Space Shuttle Processing
    Status Report S-083107


    Fr 31 August 2007

    Mission: STS-123 - 25th International Space Station Flight (1J/A) -
    Kibo Logistics Module, Dextre Robotics System
    Vehicle: Endeavour (OV-105)
    Location: Orbiter Processing Facility Bay 2
    Launch Date: Targeted for Feb. 14, 2008
    Launch Pad: 39A
    Crew: Dominic Gorie, Gregory Johnson, Richard Linnehan,
    Robert Behnken, Michael Foreman, Takao Doi and Garrett Reisman
    Inclination/Orbit Altitude: 51.6 degrees/122 nautical miles

    In Orbiter Processing Facility bay No. 2, two tiles damaged during the flight
    of STS-118 have been removed for inspection and testing. The orbiter
    structure beneath the tile impact area has been inspected, and engineers
    have found no evidence of heat-related damage. Additionally,
    three-dimensional measurements of the damage site found no appreciable
    change in volume resulting from heat affects.

    Also during inspections, two micro-meteorite impacts were observed on
    the payload bay door radiators. They did not damage any of the radiator
    Freon coolant loops and did not reach the outer skin of the payload bay
    doors. These impact areas can be repaired.

    Spacehab, part of the STS-118 payload, was removed from Endeavour's
    payload bay and returned to the Space Station Processing Facility.
    Validation of the orbiter's main engine pneumatics and power systems is
    complete. Workers have completed post-flight thermography inspection of
    the reinforced carbon-carbon, or RCC, on the nosecap.

    Thermography inspection of the left- and right-hand wing leading edge
    RCC panels is under way. Preparations are being made for the forward
    reaction control system functional test. Workers are deservicing the
    hypergolic fuel system today. The orbiter's three main engines will be
    removed next week.



    KSC-07PD-2365 (21 August 2007) [Low Res | High Res]
    The orbiter Endeavour is maneuvered into place inside bay 2 of the
    Orbiter Processing Facility, known as the OPF. Endeavour returned to Earth
    Aug. 21 from mission STS-118, landing at Kennedy at 12:32 p.m. EDT. In
    the OPF bay 2, Endeavour will incur thermal protection system inspections
    and numerous other post-flight inspections before processing starts for its
    next voyage into space. Endeavour will next fly on mission STS-123
    targeted for Feb. 14, 2008. Photo credit: NASA/Jack Pfaller


    Quelle: NASA.gov


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    • #3
      STS-123 Endeavour


      Space Shuttle Processing
      Status Report S-090707


      Fr 7 September 2007

      Mission: STS-123 - 25th International Space Station Flight (1J/A) -
      Kibo Logistics Module, Dextre Robotics System
      Vehicle: Endeavour (OV-105)
      Location: Orbiter Processing Facility Bay 2
      Launch Date: Targeted for Feb. 14, 2008
      Launch Pad: 39A
      Crew: Dominic Gorie, Gregory Johnson, Richard Linnehan,
      Robert Behnken, Michael Foreman, Takao Doi and Garrett Reisman
      Inclination/Orbit Altitude: 51.6 degrees/122 nautical miles

      In Orbiter Processing Facility bay No. 2, deservicing of the hypergolic fuel
      system is complete. Functional testing of the forward reaction control
      system is finished, as well as post-flight thermography inspections of the
      right and left wing leading edges. The engine dome heat shields have been
      removed and preparations are under way for removal of the three shuttle
      main engines next week. Technicians are preparing for the functional
      checkout of the left and right orbital maneuvering system pods, scheduled
      for next week. They are also removing the STS-118 payload support
      hardware.


      Quelle: NASA.gov


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      • #4
        STS-123 Endeavour


        Space Shuttle Processing
        Status Report S-091407


        Fr 14 September 2007

        Mission: STS-123 - 25th International Space Station Flight (1J/A) -
        Kibo Logistics Module, Dextre Robotics System
        Vehicle: Endeavour (OV-105)
        Location: Orbiter Processing Facility Bay 2
        Launch Date: Targeted for Feb. 14, 2008
        Launch Pad: 39A
        Crew: Dominic Gorie, Gregory Johnson, Richard Linnehan,
        Robert Behnken, Michael Foreman, Takao Doi and Garrett Reisman
        Inclination/Orbit Altitude: 51.6 degrees/122 nautical miles

        In Orbiter Processing Facility bay 2, the three shuttle main engines have
        been removed for inspection and processing. Hydraulic operations are
        under way this week. This involves repositioning the orbiter's aero
        surfaces, such as the body flaps, rudder speed brake and elevons, to
        allow for tile inspections. Technicians are performing functional tests of the
        orbital maneuvering system pods. Post-flight deconfiguration of the
        payload bay is also in progress.


        Quelle: NASA.gov


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        • #5
          STS-123 Endeavour


          Space Shuttle Processing
          Status Report S-100507


          Fr 5 October 2007

          Mission: STS-123 - 25th International Space Station Flight (1J/A) -
          Kibo Logistics Module, Dextre Robotics System
          Vehicle: Endeavour (OV-105)
          Location: Orbiter Processing Facility Bay 2
          Launch Date: Targeted for Feb. 14, 2008
          Launch Pad: 39A
          Crew: Dominic Gorie, Gregory Johnson, Richard Linnehan,
          Robert Behnken, Michael Foreman, Takao Doi and Garrett Reisman
          Inclination/Orbit Altitude: 51.6 degrees/122 nautical miles

          In Orbiter Processing Facility bay No. 2, servicing of Freon coolant loop
          No. 1 is complete. Windows No. 3 and 4 were removed and replaced.
          Technicians continue inspecting the main propulsion system flow liners,
          feedlines and gimbal joints. The fuel cell single-cell voltage test is finished.
          Preparations for installation of BRI tile around the main landing gear doors
          are under way. The BRI tile is a stronger tile designed for critical areas on
          the orbiter. Work is in progress to configure Endeavour's payload bay for
          the STS-123 hardware.


          Quelle: NASA.gov



          Image Gallery

          Tue 25 September 2007


          KSC-07PD-2561 (25 September 2007) [Low Res | High Res]
          In the Space Station Processing Facility at NASA's Kennedy Space Center,
          technicians prepare the Special Purpose Dexterous Manipulator, known as
          Dextre, for its move onto a pallet. Processing of the payload is under way
          for its mission to the International Space Station. Dextre will work with the
          mobile base and Canadarm2 on the station to perform critical construction
          and maintenance tasks. Dextre is part of the payload scheduled on
          mission STS-123, targeted to launch Feb. 14, 2008.
          Photo credit: NASA/Kim Shiflett


          KSC-07PD-2562 (25 September 2007) [Low Res | High Res]


          KSC-07PD-2563 (25 September 2007) [Low Res | High Res]


          KSC-07PD-2564 (25 September 2007) [Low Res | High Res]


          KSC-07PD-2565 (25 September 2007) [Low Res | High Res]


          KSC-07PD-2566 (25 September 2007) [Low Res | High Res]


          KSC-07PD-2567 (25 September 2007) [Low Res | High Res]


          KSC-07PD-2568 (25 September 2007) [Low Res | High Res]
          In the Space Station Processing Facility at NASA's Kennedy Space Center,
          technicians adjust the Special Purpose Dexterous Manipulator, known as
          Dextre, into position on a pallet. Processing of the payload is under way
          for its mission to the International Space Station.


          Quelle: NASA/KSC



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          • #6
            Irgendwie kriegt man gar nicht mehr mit, wenn mal wieder eine Raumfähre startet. Ich hab nur zufällig auf Raumfahrer.net gesehen, dass die Endeavour mal wieder zur ISS unterwegs ist.

            Feuriger Start der Endeavour zur ISS

            Sie bringt den ersten Teil des japanischen Moduls Kibo rauf und einen neuen Roboterarm.
            Für meine Königin, die so reich wäre, wenn es sie nicht gäbe ;)
            endars Katze sagt: “nur geradeaus” Rover Over
            Klickt für Bananen!
            Der süßeste Mensch der Welt terra.planeten.ch

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            • #7
              Ja, zwei Starts innerhalb eines Monats sind recht außergewöhnlich, wenn man mal die Starts aus der Vergangenheit betrachtet.

              Die nächste Mission STS-124 soll laut Planung der NASA am 25. Mai 2008 zur ISS starten. Mit der Discovery wird dann ein weiteres Modul des japanischen Labors Kibo und das Japanese Remote Manipulator System (Roboterarm) zur Raumstation verfrachtet.
              R.I.P. SGU // R.I.P. STARGATE™
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