International Space Station
NASA’s Glenn Research Center is playing a significant role in the development and safe operation of the International Space Station (ISS). Glenn’s contributions involve several tasks that support key flight hardware including the design, development and operations of the Electrical Power System (EPS), Plasma Contactor Unit (PCU) system, and Photovoltaic Thermal Control System (PVTCS). Glenn also provides support for the analysis activities of the ISS Environments Team and investigates safety issues to promote propulsion system safety.
Final Lithium-Ion (Li-Ion)Batteries Launched to International Space Station (ISS)(S) On May 20, 2020, the final six Li-Ion batteries and adapter plates launched on HTV-9, from Tanegashima, Japan to the ISS. The HTV-9 was grappled by Canadarm on May 25, 2020. Installation of the batteries on channel S6 is planned to start on June 27, 2020, using a series of Extravehicular Activities. Installation of these 6 batteries and adapter plates will complete the replacement of all 48 Nickel-Hydrogen batteries on the Electric Power System.
The complex Electric Power System (EPS) onboard the International Space Station (ISS) provides all the power vital for the continuous, reliable operation of the spacecraft. NASA Glenn Research Center’s Space Operations Division is leading the sustaining engineering and subsystem integration of EPS hardware. Glenn also manages the integration of the EPS with ISS International Partners’ … Read the rest ⇢
To evaluate the overall performance of the Electric Power System (EPS) on the International Space Station (ISS), NASA’s Glenn Research Center is using the System Power Analysis for Capability Evaluation (SPACE) software program. By using this software, Glenn’s Power Architecture and Analysis Branch analyzes the on-orbit power capability and performance of the EPS. Glenn’s analysis … Read the rest ⇢
To ensure the safety of the International Space Station (ISS) crew, NASA Glenn Research Center’s Space Operations Division is supporting the analysis activities of the ISS Environments Team. The ISS environment is being analyzed in four main areas: ionizing radiation, acoustics, external contamination and plasma. Additionally, Glenn oversaw the building, repair, and testing of an … Read the rest ⇢