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SPACEHAB Logistics Double Module
SPACEHAB Logistics Double Module The SPACEHAB Logistics Double Module flew on shuttle missions STS-96, STS-101 and STS-106.

The SPACEHAB double module is a pressurized, mixed-cargo carrier which supports various quantities, sizes, and locations of experiment hardware.

Image to right: SPACEHAB Logistics Double Module. Image Credit: SPACEHAB, Inc.

It augments the orbiter middeck by providing a total cargo capacity of up to 4,536 kilograms (10,000 pounds) with the ability to accommodate powered payloads. This double module contains systems necessary to support the habitat for the astronauts, such as ventilation, lighting and limited power.

Typical Layout of Shuttle, Double Module, and Integrated Cargo Carrier The double module carried internal and resupply cargo for station outfitting. Shortly after the shuttle entered orbit the SPACEHAB was activated for the crewmembers to begin on-orbit experiments.

Image to left: Typical Layout of Shuttle, Double Module, and Integrated Cargo Carrier. Image Credit: SPACEHAB, Inc.

The crews had a number of duties in the SPACEHAB during the missions, such as activation/deactivation, monitoring and in-flight maintenance of SPACEHAB subsystems.

Double Module Stowage Provisions:
  • Capacity of up to 4,536 kilograms (10,000 pounds) with the ability to accommodate powered payloads.
  • Four external rooftop stowage locations
  • Four double-rack locations (two powered)
  • Up to 61 bulkhead-mounted middeck locker locations
  • Floor storage for large unique items and Soft Stowage®
Integrated Cargo Carrier for Unpressurized Cargo Image to right: Integrated Cargo Carrier for Unpressurized Cargo. Image Credit: SPACEHAB, Inc.