Busy Period for Station Deliveries This Week

Space Station as Oct. 27
This is the configuration of the International Space Station as of Oct. 27. There are three spacecraft docked including two Soyuz spacecraft and Europe’s ATV-5.

The International Space Station saw a pair of space freighters leave while two more resupply ships were moved to their launch site waiting for liftoff this week. Europe’s Automated Transfer Vehicle-5 fired its engines this afternoon to move the station away from a possible conjunction with some satellite debris.

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Meanwhile, the six member Expedition 41 crew is moving right along with station housekeeping and an array of advanced science to improve life on Earth and in space.

Astronauts Reid Wiseman and Alexander Gerst drew their blood samples Monday. Barry Wilmore stowed a pair of U.S. spacesuits. Elena Serova, Russia’s first female cosmonaut aboard the station, sampled surfaces in the Russian segment for microbes and worked on a physics experiment.

Cosmonauts Max Suraev and Alexander Samokutyaev trained on rendezvous gear in advance of Wednesday’s arrival of the ISS Progress 57 resupply ship.

2 thoughts on “Busy Period for Station Deliveries This Week”

  1. I loved Astronaut Reid Wiseman’s recent tweet of his view of pic of Florida and the Bahamas from the ISS, and wanted to find out if a high resolution image of that pic is available to the public. I’m a Florida resident and I’d love to use it for a desktop wallpaper on my computer, but the twitter pix itself is too low res. Here’s the url for the recent tweet — https://twitter.com/astro_reid/status/526804266686885888

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