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It's possible (although not desirable) to leave a space station drifting uncontrolled, rescuing it at a later time. This happened in real life with the Soviet Salyut 7 space station in 1985. The sensor that pointed the solar array malfunctioned, leading to loss of power, loss of telemetry and control, and eventually to the drifting and slow tumbling of the ...


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The MLM is replacing the DC-1 docking compartment (Pirs). Not Rassvet. It is docking to Zvezda not Zarya. Russian Space Web has an excellent article on the history of the MLM/Nauka/FGB-II module. This detail is included when it says: Prior to the MLM launch, the Docking Compartment-1, which had occupied the nadir (Earth-facing) docking port of the ...


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I just received the notice in the ISS mobile app "We regret to inform you the ISS HDEV has reached End of Life." It was a spectacular gift to have had it this long. My favorite way to pass the time was to watch the world go by, literally. Lol (Edit @bitchaser has the exact wording up above -ty for sharing!)


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The link to the HDEV page that David Ratti gives does not give any updates further that what he mentions. However, the wikipedia page for HDEV has more information (that I cannot find a source for) Failure of the cameras (Update August 2019) Unfortunately, after five years we have to announce the end of the HDEV experiment. Originally it ...


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As of 08/25/2019, according to the NASA HDEV page: The High Definition Earth-Viewing (HDEV) experiment on the International Space Station has experienced a loss of data, and ground computers are no longer receiving communications from the payload. A team of engineers are reviewing the available health and status information from HDEV to identify what may ...


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This answer is a near-exact copy of answer, by a NASA employee, given on Quora to the question "What voltage is used on the International Space Station" ? The primary power at the solar arrays is at 160 V dc. That is transported across the ISS and then dropped down to 124 V dc at which point it is called secondary power. Most of the US equipment uses that ...


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