Posts Tagged ‘MMOD’

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ATV-5 helps ISS dodge Chinese space debris


Europe’s ATV-5 cargo ship helped ‘shove’ the International Space Station (ISS) out of the path of a piece of space debris this week. The Pre-Determined Debris Avoidance Maneuver (PDAM)…

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ISS teams evaluate MMOD strike on Cupola window


A MicroMeteoroid and Orbital Debris (MMOD) strike on the Number 2 window of the International Space Station’s Cupola module appears to be contained within the debris pane, following evaluations…

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Cupola hit by minor MMOD strike, shutter closed for evaluations


Window 2 on the Cupola module has been hit by a minor MicroMeteoroid and Orbital Debris (MMOD) strike. With the window’s protective shutter closed, per flight rules, ISS…

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Project ADR: Removal of large orbital debris interests NASA – Study


A study into Active Debris Removal (ADR) has begun laying the foundations of a long term project to remove large pieces of orbital debris from space. The effort,…

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STS-131: MMOD strike no concern – No fourth EVA for Discovery


STS-131 is continuing to move through the docked timeline, although a possibility of a fourth EVA being added to the mission – due to a problem with the…

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STS-125: NASA updates debris risks for Atlantis’ mission to Hubble


With less than one month to go before the launch of Space Shuttle Atlantis’ flagship mission to service the Hubble Space Telescope (HST), NASA managers are busy reviewing…

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Extensive process clearing MMOD strike on Endeavour window for re-entry


The Mission Management Team (MMT) have initially cleared a Micrometeoroid Orbital Debris (MMOD) strike to Endeavour’s window 6 (Pilot’s window), with full re-entry rationale expected. Meanwhile, Shuttle manager…

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MMT outlines their extension day decision – EVA-4 finalizes SARJ tasks


The Mission Management Team (MMT) has decided to extend STS-126 by an additional docked day. This will allow for additional troubleshooting time on the Water Recycling System (WRS)…