Mission report 11 October

Happening in space (and on Earth!) this week:

  • 15 October: Second run of undocking training
  • 17 October: Cargo transfer
  • 17 October: ATV Proximity Communications Equipment (PCE) installation on board ISS
  • 18 October: Cargo transfer
  • 19 October: PCE test between ISS and ESA ground stations

 And a super nice image of the ISS and ATV-4 seen from the ground in August, courtesy of Ralf Vandebergh!

ISS & ATV-4 seen in orbit 13 August 2013

Especially the Russian modules stand out well in this image — but you can see how Europe’s fourth Automated Transfer Vehicle, ATV Albert Einstein, causes a thick extension of the aft end of the station. It looks bigger, in any case more obvious then the Zvezda module, one of the main modules of the Russian side of the ISS. Credit: R. Vandebergh

 

Note as always: All dates/timings below are forecast only and are subject to change as this is a continuing, dynamic mission. Time below indicated in UTC.

 

GENERAL STATUS

  • ATV vehicle and operations nominal
  • All ATV04 cargo deliveries completed (bags, air, oxygen, fuel, water)
  • Continuation of ATV loading with trash and liquid waste

ATV STATUS

  • Attached dormant mode,
  • Cabin fan switched Off

 

ATV-CC STATUS and ATV GROUND SEGMENT

  • All ATV-CC systems nominal
  • ATV monitoring and routine attached activities

CARGO and FUEL STATUS

  • Dry cargo : 2 489kg /100% transferred
  • Accepted trash : 1293kg
  • Accepted liquid waste : 438 l
  • Water : 564kg /100% transferred
  • Air (2 tanks) : 66kg  /100% transferred
  • Oxygen (1 tank): 33.3kg/100% transferred
  • Refuelling propellant : 860kg/100% transferred

EXECUTED OPERATIONS

  • 04 October: Liquid Waste Transfers
  • 04 October: Last Air Transfer

NEXT OPERATIONS. MAIN ACTIVITIES

  • 11 October: Liquid waste transfer
  • 15 October: Second run of JIS08 undocking training
  • 17 October: Cargo transfer
  • 17 October: ATV PCE and Control Panel installation onboard ISS
  • 18 October: Cargo transfer
  • 19 October : PCE test between ISS-ESOC Ground Station
  • 21 October: Liquid waste transfer
  • 22 October: Orbital D1 unberthing (no ATV support)
  • 22 October: Liquid waste transfer
  • 23 October : Last trash loading and close-out imagery
  • 24 October: Reboost #6
  • 25 October : ATV items to be kept in ISS removal and hatches closure
  • 26 October : (bu) reboost
  • 28 October: ATV4 undocking
  • 28 October : ATV in freeflight. Phasing manoeuvres
  • 31 October : Manoeuvres
  • 01 November : TIV manoeuvers
  • 02 November : Reentry

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