BEAM Work and Vision Checks for Crew Today

More CubeSats were ejected from the International Space Station today to demonstrate and validate new technologies. Back inside the orbital lab, the Expedition 53 crew continued outfitting an experimental module and studying life science. Two more tiny satellites were deployed from the Kibo laboratory module into Earth orbit today to research a Read full post

ISS Daily Summary Report – 11/20/2017

NanoRack CubeSat Deployer (NRCSD) #13 Deploy: Today three NRCSD #13 deployers were individually ground commanded by JAXA to deploy from the International Space Station (ISS). Due to the configuration of single- and double-wide deployers, NRCSD #13 has a total five deployers (silos 1, 3, 5, 7, and 8).  There are no Read full post

SpaceX CRS-13 Launch Targeted No Earlier Than Dec. 4

NASA commercial cargo provider SpaceX is targeting its 13th commercial resupply services mission to the International Space Station for no earlier than 2:53 p.m. EST Monday, Dec. 4. The Dragon spacecraft will spend about a month attached to the space station. Read full post
Posted Nov 20, 2017 at 2:57 pm on SpaceX

BEAM Prepped for Cargo, CubeSats Deployed and Leg Muscles Scanned

An experimental module attached to the International Space Station is being prepared for upcoming cargo operations. Tiny research satellites were also ejected from the orbital lab while a pair of Expedition 53 crew members scanned their leg muscles today. BEAM, officially called the Bigelow Expandable Activity Module, is being outfitted this Read full post

Successful Launch of JPSS-1, CubeSats

NOAA's Joint Polar Satellite System-1 spacecraft and a host of small satellites known as CubeSats are beginning their missions following this morning's successful launch aboard a United Launch Alliance Delta II rocket. The on-time liftoff occurred at 1:47:36 a.m. PST (4:47:36 EST) from Space Launch Complex 2 at Vandenberg Air Read full post

Third and Final Burn Complete; Preps for P-POD Deployment

Release of the CubeSats from the P-POD deployers will begin in about 6.5 minutes. The CubeSats in the ELaNa XIV payload are: RadFxSat – Vanderbilt University, Nashville, Tenn. EagleSat – Embry-Riddle Aeronautical University, Prescott, Ariz. MiRaTA – Massachusetts Institute of Technology, Cambridge, Mass. MakerSat – Northwest Nazarene University, Nampa, Idaho The Read full post

JPSS-1 Spacecraft Separation!

Flying 440 nautical miles over the Indian Ocean, NOAA's Joint Polar Satellite System-1 spacecraft has separated from the second stage of the United Launch Alliance Delta II rocket that delivered it to orbit this morning. The next major milestone will be the third burn of the Delta II second stage - Read full post