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Does the ISS have zenith-facing windows?

I was looking at the NASA image of the day today, and it made me wonder about the windows on the ISS. I often see pictures of Earth taken from the ISS, but I was wondering if they had any windows that ...
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Lowest ISS microgravity

In what position is the lowest point of microgravity on the ISS? Thought the answer was everywhere on the ISS but was told this was not right.
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What are the issues and concerns related to turbopump blade cracks and manned spaceflight?

While the WSJ headline sounds ominous: Congressional Investigators Warn of SpaceX Rocket Defects, Quartz's SpaceX needs to redesign its engine to ensure it is safe for human spaceflight seems to be a ...
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Where is the center of mass of the ISS relative to it's internal coordinates?

I'd like to find a fairly precise location of the center of mass of the ISS. I understand it moves for several reasons, including shifting of loads, flexing, and thermal expansion, but to say 1 meter ...
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ISS attitude yaw pitch roll conventions. Which one to use?

I found three definitions for the attitude angles of the ISS (yaw, pitch and roll), from three different source. They contradict each other. See the following pictures. For my problem, I have to ...
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How should the ISS telemetry for attitude be converted to roll, pitch, and yaw?

NASA, via Lightstreamer SRL, provides four "quaternion components" for the International Space Station's current attitude. These are labelled USLAB000018–21 and described as "US Current Local Vertical ...
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Satellite Telemetry on the Internet

Are there any web sites that show real time telemetry such as temps, bus voltages etc? Looking for one to follow.
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How well could the ISS attitude control system detect periods of astronaut activity?

The question Why doesn't ISS start to spin if people walk inside? is a good one partly because it has attracted several good, informative answers. One of them is particularly intriguing because it ...
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When reading "the writing on the wall" in the ISS, which way is up?

This answer to the question Is there really no difference between up and down in ISS? says: ISS does have a sort of 'up and down', deliberately created as part of the design. All the modules ...
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Spacecraft Inertial Data

I am a developer of motion analytics algorithms. I have been using a 9 Dof strap-down IMU on human and land vehicles for these algorithms. I Would be interested to test my algorithms with IMU data ...
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