|Undocking of Soyuz TMA-18 postponed.
On September 24, 2010 the departure of the Russian Soyuz TMA-18 spaceship from the International Space Station was delayed for technical reasons and will be postponed until September 25.
The undocking was to be performed at 01:39 UTC on September 24, 2010.
Russian cosmonauts Aleksander Skvortsov and Mikhail Korniyenko and NASA astronaut Tracy Caldwell-Dyson, who were travelling on board the space ship, returned back to the ISS.
|Progress M-07M Successfully docked to the ISS.
On September 12, 2010 at 11:57 UTC the Progress M-07M unmanned supply spacecraft successfully docked to the ISS.
The vehicle is now attached to the Russian "Zvezda” (Star) instrumentation compartment (module). The spacecraft delivered about 2.5 t of cargo to the station, including propellant, food and water, personal crew parcels, scientific hardware for many Russian biotechnological experiments.
The personal letters addressed to the cosmonauts from their families and friends were also delivered by the Progress M-07M to the station.
|Progress M-07M launch.
On September 10, 2010 at 10:22 UTC the Progress M-07M unmanned supply spacecraft was launched from Baykonur Cosmodrome.
The spacecraft is to deliver more than 2.5 tons of cargoes, including oxygen, water, food and medical equipment, to the International Space Station.
|Progress M-06M undocked from the ISS.
On August 31, 2010 at 11:21 UTC the Progress M-06M unmanned supply spacecraft undocked from the International Space Station.
After separation, the Progress will continue flying autonomously for about 1.5 months. Prior to the Progress deorbiting, the "Radar-Progress” experiment is to be carried out.
On September 6, the Progress M-06M will be deorbited over the remote area of the Pacific, following the commands from the Mission control center.
|ISS – EVA.
On August 16, 2010 American astronauts Douglas Wheelock and Tracy Caldwell Dyson completed the third contingency spacewalk to install a spare ammonia pump module on the S1 Truss.
Flight Engineer Shannon Walker assisted the spacewalkers from inside the International Space Station and operated the Canadarm2. Flight Engineers Wheelock and Caldwell Dyson were outside during the third repair spacewalk for 7 hours and 20 minutes.
|NASA astronauts complete 2nd spacewalk to replace ISS coolant pump
On August 11, 2010 American astronauts completed the second of three spacewalks to fix a failed cooling pump on the International Space Station (ISS).
During the spacewalk, which lasted 7 hours and 26 minutes, Expedition 24 Flight Engineers Tracy Caldwell Dyson and Douglas Wheelock removed the failed ammonia coolant pump module.
One of two cooling systems serving the ISS broke down late on July 31, and the crew had shut down several pieces of equipment, including two of the station's four gyroscopes, to cut the heat generated on board.
|ISS – EVA.
On August 07, 2010 American astronauts completed the first of two planned spacewalks to fix a failed cooling pump on the International Space Station (ISS).
It was conducted by Expedition 24 flight engineers Tracy Caldwell Dyson and Douglas Wheelock.
The spacewalk, which lasted for eight hours and three minutes, became the longest ever conducted from the ISS and the sixth longest in human spaceflight history.
One of two cooling systems serving the ISS broke down late on July 31, and the crew had shut down several pieces of equipment, including two of the station's four gyroscopes, to cut th
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|Russian cosmonauts performed EVA.
On July 27, 2010 Russian cosmonauts Fiodor Yurchikhin and Mikhail Kornienko performed the extra vehicle activities (EVA – space walk).
The cosmonauts installed a new TV-camera which is to monitor ATV rendezvous and docking to the Zvezda module of the Russian segment of the ISS. They also connected the "Rassvet” module’s control and data harness to the "Zarya” module, and laid Kurs system cabling between the 2 modules (Rassvet and Zarya).
The EVA lasted 6 hours and 43 minutes.
|Progress M-06M launch.
On June 30, 2010 at 15:35 UTC the Russian Progress M-06M unmanned supply spacecraft was launched from Baykonur Cosmodrome.
Photo by Roscosmos.
The space vehicle is to deliver about 2500 kg of supplies to the International Space Station. The Progress M-06M is to dock with the ISS on July 2, 2010.
|Soyuz TMA-19 redocking.
On June 28, 2010 the Soyuz TMA-19 spacecraft was redocked from the Zvezda module to the Rassvet module.
The operation was carried out manually by Soyuz commander, Russian cosmonaut Fyodor Yurchikhin. During the redocking the crew also consisted of American astronauts Shannon Walker and Douglas Wheelock.
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