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Earth and Space Science Accommodations on ISS

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Earth and Space Science Accommodations on ISS

Scientists and payload developers can get more information on International Space Station research facilities by contacting the ISS Payloads Office or at 281-244-6187.

Background Links:
› Overview and News on the International Space Station
› Reference Guide to the International Space Station
› ISS Post-Assembly Accommodations/Resources (PDF, 1.1 MB)

ISS Orbit Information:
› Real Time ISS Ground Track
› ISS Orbit Tutorial for Earth Remote Sensing

External Payload Accommodations on ISS:
› Introduction to Attached Payload Accommodations and Environments (PDF, 3.2 MB)

Pressurized Payload Accommodations on ISS:
› A Window on the Earth: Earth Sciences from the International Space Station and The Window Observational Research Facility (WORF)
› Window Observational Research Facility (WORF) Overview Briefing (PDF, 619 KB)

Information Supporting Specific Proposal Opportunities
› Small Explorer (SMEX) Missions of Opportunity Information (December 2007)


Locations for external attached payloads on the International Space Station, ITS S3 and ITS P3 are port and starboard Integrated Truss Segments for the attachment of Express Logistics Carriers (ELCs). Instruments can also be attached to the COF-EF and JEM-EF the Columbus Orbiting Facility-Exposed Facility, and Japanese Experiment Module-Exposed Facility.  (NASA)


The Window Observational Research Facility (WORF) rack ready for flight to the International Space Station. The protective hatch has been removed, allowing access into the instrument volume. Once in orbit, the rack will be fitted over the optical quality window in the Destiny U.S. Laboratory Module. (NASA)

 

Page Last Updated: February 25th, 2014
Page Editor: Kristine Rainey