[sarex] Crew Setting up New Network

Arthur Rowe azrowe80 at verizon.net
Thu Sep 13 15:15:33 PDT 2007


*Crew Setting up New Network* 
13 September 2007

ISS015-E-27279 : NASA astronaut Clay Anderson Image above: Flight 
Engineer Clay Anderson poses for a photo near the Earth observation 
window in the Destiny laboratory of the International Space Station. 

The Expedition 15 crew aboard the International Space Station Thursday 
continued setting up a new local area network (LAN) and gathering trash 
for disposal in a Progress cargo craft.

Flight Engineer Clay Anderson completed a check of the station's 
emergency lighting system and installed handrail fasteners in the Unity 
node early Thursday.

After lunch, Anderson returned to work on the Integrated Station LAN 
(ISL) network system. He installed network cables, connected the router 
and worked on the External Wireless Instrumentation System.

The ISL provides network connections between the Destiny lab, the Unity 
node, the Quest airlock and the service module. It eliminates 
drag-through cables in hatches, will be up to ten times faster than the 
current LAN and has provisions for future expansion.

Commander Fyodor Yurchikhin and Flight Engineer Oleg Kotov continue to 
stow unneeded hardware and trash in the docked ISS Progress 25 cargo 
craft. The Progress will undock from the station on Sept. 18 and burn up 
in the Earth's atmosphere.

+ Read more about Expedition 16 
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+ Read more about Expedition 15 
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