[sarex] Crew Completes a Week of Experiments and Maintenance
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Fri May 4 14:35:49 PDT 2007
SUBMITTED BY ARTHUR N1ORC - AMSAT A/C #31468
*Crew Completes a Week of Experiments and Maintenance*
Image above: Sunita Williams, Expedition 15 flight engineer, works with
the Lab-on-a-Chip Application Development-Portable Test System
(LOCAD-PTS) experiment. LOCAD-PTS is a handheld device for rapid
detection of biological and chemical substances onboard the station.
Image credit: NASA TO VIEW IMAGE GO TO
Expedition 15 crew members replaced a heat exchanger on Friday in the
Zvezda Service Module. They also swapped out computers in the U.S. lab.
Flight Engineer Oleg Kotov finished the repair of the Russian air
conditioner that began a few days ago. Flight Engineer Sunita Williams
completed the discharge process on the second of two sets of spacesuit
batteries. The batteries will be required for the STS-117 spacewalks.
To prepare for the arrival of the unpiloted cargo carrier, ISS Progress
25, the station was reboosted by the Progress 24’s engines April 28.
Transfers of cargo continue from the Progress 24 craft to the station.
Progress 25 is scheduled to launch from the Baikonur Cosmodrome in
Kazakhstan May 11.
Commander Fyodor Yurchikhin and Kotov again had an hour each allocated
for station familiarization and adaptation to help in adjusting to their
new surroundings and activities.
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