[sarex] Commander Helps Managers Plan for Future Computer Repairs
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Fri Jun 22 03:05:35 PDT 2007
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International Space Station Commander Fyodor Yurchikhin carried out
troubleshooting efforts on Russian segment’s central computer and
terminal computer on Thursday. This procedure will not impact operation
of the two channels of each computer that have been in control of
Russian system operation since the restart on June 15.
The troubleshooting procedure is designed to help Russian mission
managers further assess their plans for repair of the computer systems,
including possible replacement of components with new hardware to be
flown on the next Progress supply ship due to arrive at the station on
Meanwhile, the space shuttle crew that left the station Tuesday received
an extra day in space. Bad weather forced flight controllers to wave off
Thursday attempts. STS-117 is scheduled to land at 2:18 p.m. EDT at
Kennedy Space Center, Fla.
STS-117 left the International Space Station bigger and more powerful
than it was when they arrived. Atlantis also delivered a new Expedition
15 crew member to the orbital outpost.
Expedition 15 welcomed its visitors onto the station June 10 shortly
after Atlantis docked. A few hours later Astronaut Clayton Anderson
replaced Suni Williams as a flight engineer on the Expedition 15 crew.
Williams will return to Earth with STS-117, wrapping up a six-month-plus
stay in space during which she became the new record holder for the
longest single spaceflight by a woman.
On June 11, the STS-117 crew installed the Starboard 3 and 4 truss
segment onto the station. The visiting astronauts conducted four
spacewalks to activate the new truss and its solar arrays. The S3/S4
also contains a rotary joint that will allow its arrays to track the
sun. The S3/S4 arrays increase the station’s power generation capabilities.
The STS-117 crew also assisted with the retraction of the Port 6 (P6)
truss array. The P6 will be relocated from atop the station to the end
of the Port 5 truss by a future shuttle crew.
The next shuttle mission scheduled to visit the International Space
Station is STS-118 in August.
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