U.S.-Japanese Spacewalking Duo Aces Final ISS Robotics Rejuvenation EVA + Get-Ahead Tasks

A veteran NASA spacewalker and an EVA rookie from Japan ended their week with nearly six hours of work outside the International Space Station on Friday to finish the restoration of the Station’s Mobile Servicing System that started last year and continued in January to provide Canadarm2 with a new pair of grappling hands.

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Russian ISS Segment Receives High-Rate Communications Capability via Record-Setting EVA

Two Russian Cosmonauts had a trial of patience on Friday when working on the Service Module of the International Space Station to replace antiquated communications gear with new electronics to enable the Russian ISS Segment to connect to Russia’s Luch satellites positioned in Geostationary Orbit as high-altitude relay points.

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ISS Spacewalk Pushed to February after Successful Troubleshooting on Canadarm2 End Effector

International Space Station managers decided on Sunday to postpone a scheduled spacewalk from Monday after additional diagnostics performed on the Station’s Canadarm2 robotic arm showed a connectivity problem on the primary command string of the newly-installed Latching End Effector could be solved through software.

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Postponed — ISS Spacewalkers Prepare for Revised EVA Scenario to Backtrack Robotic Arm Work

Spacewalkers aboard the International Space Station will be forced to backtrack on Monday, reversing work completed on a January 23 excursion after controllers on the ground were unable to establish a redundant command path to the newly-installed grappling hand on the Station’s Canadarm2 robotic arm.

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Space Station Robotic Arm Receives New Grappling Hand in Challenging 7-Hour Spacewalk

Two U.S. spacewalkers successfully changed out a grappling mechanism on the International Space Station’s Canadarm2 on Tuesday, essentially giving the Station’s most important robotic asset a brand new hand to continue grasping external hardware and visiting spacecraft until the end of the ISS program.

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ISS Spacewalkers set for Critical Robotic Arm Upgrade via Second LEE Replacement

Astronauts aboard the International Space Station are gearing up for a pair of spacewalks on January 23 and 29 to complete the rejuvenation of the Station’s Canadarm2 robotic arm by replacing its second Latching End Effector to ensure the critical robotic asset remains in working order for capturing visiting vehicles, moving large equipment and carrying spacewalkers during complex EVA scenarios.

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Twice-Flown Dragon Cargo Spacecraft Splashes Down

SpaceX’s Dragon C108.2 spacecraft departed the International Space Station after a month-long stay on Saturday via the first-ever ground-controlled release of a visiting vehicle, sending the spacecraft on a five-and-a-half hour return journey expected to culminate with a parachute-assisted splashdown landing

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Cygnus Cargo Spacecraft Ends Successful Mission after Extended Free Flight Demonstration

The S.S. Gene Cernan, Orbital ATK’s eighth operational Cygnus spacecraft, closed out a 36-day mission on Monday via destructive re-entry after completing a 22-day stay at the International Space Station and deploying a series of small CubeSats after finishing its ISS resupply mission.

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Previously-Flown Dragon Cargo Craft Captured by Space Station Crew for Second Supply Delivery

A science-laden SpaceX Dragon spacecraft pulled up ten meters underneath the Space Station on Sunday in a high-fidelity orbital link up to be captured by the Space Station’s robotic arm to begin a four-week stay for the delivery of over two metric tons of science hardware, supplies and two new sensors to be installed externally.

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“Sooty” Falcon 9 Lifts Flight-Proven Dragon into Orbit, 1st Stage Aces 2nd Land-Based Return

Sporting a sooty attire from a previous voyage, SpaceX’s Falcon 9 rocket successfully lifted the fourth Dragon mission of 2017 to the International Space Station into orbit on Friday to deliver science gear, systems hardware, crew supplies and two external payloads

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Soyuz MS-05 with Three-Nation Crew Targets Thursday Landing in Freezing Kazakh Steppe

Three International Space Station crew members from Russia, Italy and the U.S. are on the verge of closing out a four-and-a-half month space flight, set for a parachute-and-rocket assisted touchdown in the Kazakh steppe on Thursday aboard their Soyuz MS-05 spacecraft.

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Cygnus OA-8 Cargo Craft Departs ISS after Three-Week Stay for CubeSat Deployment & Re-Entry

After delivering over 3,200 Kilograms of cargo to the International Space Station, the Cygnus S.S. Gene Cernan departed the orbiting complex on Wednesday to close out a three-week stay and 24 hours of detailed radio interference testing to aid future crew vehicles arriving and departing the orbiting laboratory.

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Cygnus Cargo Spacecraft Installed on ISS for Critical Supplies Delivery

The Cygnus S.S. Gene Cernan arrived at the International Space Station on Tuesday for a robotic capture and berthing to become a temporary part of the orbiting laboratory for the delivery of over three metric tons of supplies, maintenance gear and research.

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ISS Astronauts go 3-for-3 in Successful Spacewalks, Robotic Arm Restored to Full Functionality

A series of three Extravehicular Activities concluded on Friday with another very successful spacewalk outside the International Space Station that finished repairing the Station’s robotic arm for upcoming visiting vehicle captures and external maintenance operations.

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ISS Spacewalk Effort to Conclude with Friday EVA to Replace Cameras, Fuses; Prepare for Robotic Work

The Expedition 53 crew aboard the International Space Station is gearing up for the third and last in a series of spacewalks planned this month to complete repair work on the Space Station’s robotic arm and deal with broken cameras and other outfitting tasks on the exterior of the complex.

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Soyuz Rocket Soars to Orbit with Progress Cargo Ship, set for Revised Two-Day Mission Profile

Coming back from a rare ignition abort two days ago, Russia’s Soyuz rocket shot into clear skies over the Baikonur Cosmodrome on Saturday with the Progress MS-07 cargo spacecraft headed to the International Space Station with fresh supplies for the six crew members in orbit.

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Robotic Arm Lubrication, Camera Replacement & More – Back-to-Back EVA Success for ISS Astronauts

International Space Station crew members Randy Bresnik and Mark Vande Hei checked off a busy task list on Tuesday on the second of three spacewalks planned outside the orbiting laboratory this month to tackle a number of repair and outfitting tasks.

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